Former Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced To 40 To 175 Years For Sexually Abusing Young Athletes
02:20, Friday, 26 January, 2018
Larry Nassar, the former USA gymnastics coach who sexually abused young athletes under the guise of medical treatment, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years behind bars on Wednesday. “I just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said. "You do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again." Nassar pleaded guilty in November to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual abuse for molesting young athletes. He has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on child pornography charges. Aquilina handed down her sentence — met with applause when court adjourned — at the end of a powerful seven-day hearing where 168 people emotionally confronted Nassar about his abuse of mostly young, teenage girls.