Today, former "Olympic doctor" Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting over a 160 girls and women, many of them current or former top tier athletes. This is in addition to the 60 years he's currently serving for child pornography. Presiding judge Rosemarie Aquilina declared, "I just signed your death warrant," as the sentence was read.
This GIF of Judge Aquilina throwing away the letter Larry Nassar wrote the court about how hard it is for him to li… https://t.co/QC9o888IKl— Ellie Hall (@Ellie Hall)1516816088.0
These are the testimonies of more than 100 women who were sexually abused by a doctor. Their powerful statements ha… https://t.co/ej8TTamBEH— Channel 4 News (@Channel 4 News)1516819041.0
#LarryNassar - Photos will be shown on the big screen of the victims at the ages they were assaulted. This was the… https://t.co/IIYXaV46rA— Cathy Russon (@Cathy Russon)1516113794.0
BREAKING: Judge sentences former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar to 40-175 years in prison. Over 160 women have… https://t.co/MQr2E09jsX— AJ+ (@AJ+)1516815677.0
Olympian Aly Raisman confronts her abuser Larry Nassar and delivers a powerful speech during his sentencing hearing… https://t.co/pEYZQmsb6P— Entertainment Tonight (@Entertainment Tonight)1516403341.0
This photo is worth more than 1,000 words. Olympians Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber at Larry Nassar's sentencing. https://t.co/OrqwQd7nRp— stephanieangel (@stephanieangel)1516378962.0
Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison. He abused over 168 girls during the course of his career in gymn… https://t.co/hhNFzSpD3a— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida)1516819867.0
#LarryNassar - Jessica Thomashow: "He had broken me." https://t.co/run3kdMupS— Cathy Russon (@Cathy Russon)1516113916.0
NCAA to investigate Michigan State's handling of Nassar abuse scandal https://t.co/5MV7quijKM https://t.co/DkeXBqG2ec— CBS News (@CBS News)1516771090.0
New post (Aly Raisman Says USA Gymnastics Is '100 Percent Responsible' For Nassar Abuse) has been published on cupb… https://t.co/YAaCxzxkSB— Mohamed Elsayed Elarby (@Mohamed Elsayed Elarby)1515904018.0
When most people hear about the Nassar case, they inevitably ask, “Why didn’t anyone speak up sooner?" As former Twistars gymnast Bailey Lorencen recalled in her statement on Monday, Nassar’s enablers shut down reports of abuse, and publicly called the first victims to come forward liars. “It took 37,000 pornographic images of children on his computer for people to believe that Nassar could do something like this," Lorencen told the hearing. “And you wonder why nobody wanted to speak up?"
As Judge Aquilina sentenced Nassar, she stated that his ''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. You have done nothing to control those urges and anywhere you walk, destruction will occur to those most vulnerable."
"Your words will haunt him. He may not ever admit that, because I doubt he'll have many visitors except the nightma… https://t.co/fuLgZ6iLM0— NBC News (@NBC News)1516821405.0
''I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days'' he stated, while many of his accusers wept.Right.