Olympic doctor who assaulted gymnasts gets 60 years for child porn


The Michigan doctor who molested young gymnasts for decades, including Olympic athletes, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for federal child porn charges on Thursday.

Over 140 women, including Olympians Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney, say Larry Nassar sexually assaulted them. The Chicago Sun Times reported that Nassar possessed more than 37,000 images of child porn on electronic devices.

In January, Nassar will be sentenced in state court for the molestation of underage girls. He pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges in Ingham and Eaton counties in November, and he could be sentenced to life in prison for those charges. 

“He abused my trust, he abused my body and he left scars on my psyche that may never go away,” Maroney wrote in a statement to the judge Thursday. “He needs to be behind bars so he will never prey upon another child.”

H/T Jezebel

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

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