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Michigan doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn

AP  |  Grand Rapids 

An elite Michigan sports doctor who possessed child pornography and assaulted gymnasts was sentenced today to 60 years in federal prison in one of three criminal cases that ensure he will never be free again.

US Janet Neff followed the government's recommendation in the porn case, saying Larry Nassar "should never again have access to children."


Neff said Nassar's federal sentence won't start until he completes his sentences for sexual assault. The 54-year-old will get punishments in those two cases in state in January.

Nassar worked at Michigan State University and at Gymnastics, the Indianapolis-based group that trains Olympians. He admits he molested girls with his hands when they sought treatment for hip and back pain.

"Underneath this veneer lurked a predator," Assistant US Attorney Sean Lewis said in a filing.

Olympians Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas say they were victims when Nassar worked for Gymnastics and accompanied them at workouts or international events.

Nassar is a "monster" who "left scars on my psyche that may never go away," Maroney said in a letter to Neff.

In a filing, defence lawyers said Nassar "deeply regrets the pain that he has caused the community."

The child pornography was discovered last year when Nassar was being investigated for assault.

Aside from the criminal cases, more than 100 women and girls are suing Nassar. Michigan State and Gymnastics are defendants in many of the lawsuits.

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 00:20 IST
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