Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor given 60-year prison sentence

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor given 60-year prison sentence

Earlier this year, Steve Penny resigned as chief executive of USA Gymnastics after acknowledging he had waited five weeks to report Nassar to law enforcement in 2015, and Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages retired after the university suspended her for defending Nassar in a private meeting with her gymnasts.

Dr. Larry Nassar, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Nassar, an elite MI sports doctor who possessed child pornography and assaulted gymnasts, was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison in one of three criminal cases.

Shannon Smith, an attorney for Nassar, said he was "devastated" by the sentence and that he would appeal the sentence.

The 54-year-old, who also worked as a doctor within the Michigan State University athletics department, has also pleaded guilty to 10 sexual assault charges, and is due to be sentenced for those offences next month.

"It's imperative Mr. Nassar be deterred as long as possible", Neff said, ESPN reported. Other USA Gymnastics members have come forward, including Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, alleging abuse against Nassar. "Larry Nassar deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison".

"A three-time world champion, she first went public with her allegations against Nassar amid the "#MeToo" movement. I really did try to be a good person. "As it turns out, much to my demise, Dr. Nassar was not a doctor, he in fact is, was, and forever shall be, a child molester, and a monster of a human being". "I don't need answers from Larry", Denhollander said when asked about Nassar's statement.

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John Manly, a California-based attorney representing the victims in the civil lawsuit, said rather than apologizing or trying to help the victims, MSU and USA Gymnastics have instead offered a "hardball legal strategy under the guise of chic PR words". When he turned in his work laptop computer, officials said it had been wiped completely clean, including the operating system.

According to ESPN, FBI agents found 37,000 illegal pornographic images on a hard drive in a trash bin when they searched Nassar's home.

One of the drives was at the top of the trash.

The drives included images and videos of young girls mostly under the age of 12, including some as young as 6.

The child porn was discovered a year ago. Toward the end of one clip, the agent testified, Nassar is seen allegedly grabbing a hand of one girl and shoving it into the crotch of another.

Nassar initially pleaded not guilty to possessing the child pornography. At 14, she made the National Team and was introduced to Nassar.

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