Michigan judge sentences Larry Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting athlete

Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday after seven days of impact statements from more than 150 girls and women who said he sexually abused them. The former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor, who hung his head and cried periodically during the sentencing hearing, told the courtroom he would carry his victims’ words with him “for the rest of my days.”

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Nassar’s “decision to assault was precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable.”

It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again,” she said. “You have done nothing to control those urges, and anywhere you walk, destruction will occur to those most vulnerable.”

Aquilina added: “I just signed your death warrant.”

Nassar, 54, received a 60-year federal prison sentence in December for child pornography charges.

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