Disgraced Team USA Olympics Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Sentenced to 175 Years in Prison

January 25, 2018 4:00 pm

The first gymnast to come forward with sexual assault allegations against disgraced doctor Larry Nassar has received a standing ovation in court after the judge in the case delivered a moving tribute to her courage.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told Nassar on Wednesday he would spend up to 175 years in jail — on top of a 60-year sentence he received earlier for child pornography charges. Nassar, 54, pleaded guilty in November to seven counts of first-degree sexual assault in Ingham County, as well as three additional charges in Eaton County, where he will be sentenced next week. Rachael Denhollander was the last victim to testify on Wednesday, saying Nassar began abusing her in 2000 when she was a 15-year-old gymnast. She was the first to come forward about the abuse, reporting him to Michigan State University police in 2016 and telling her story to the Indianapolis Star.

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