Larry Nassar, former USA Gymnastics physician, gets 40-175 years in prison — 6 things to know

Megan Wood -   Print  |

A seven-day hearing for former U.S.A. Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar ended today with a prison sentence of 40 to 175 years, The New York Times reports

Here is what you need to know:


1. In September 2016, two former gymnasts told the IndyStar that Mr. Nassar had sexually abused them during medical treatments. Since that explosive report, 150-plus young women have shared similar stories.

2. In November 2017, the 54-year-old former physician pleaded guilty to seven criminal sexual conduct charges in Ingham County, Mich., CNN reports. After hearing testimonies from 156 victims who said they were sexually abused by Mr. Nassar, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told him, "I just signed your death warrant," when reading his sentence.


3. Among those who testified were Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber, two members of the 2012 U.S.A. women's gymnastic team.


4. Mr. Nassar also pleaded guilty to three more criminal sexual conduct charges in Eaton County, Mich., but has not received this sentencing yet.


5. In a separate federal case, Mr. Nassar already received a 60-year prison sentence for child pornography charges.


6. Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs revoked Mr. Nassar's license for three years in April 2017.


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