Larry Nassar Receives 60 Years On Federal Child Pornography Charges

Larry Nassar Receives 60 Years On Federal Child Pornography Charges

Several gymnasts who say they were assaulted by Nassar while in his care for the treatment of injuries plan to talk with reporters after the child porn sentencing.

On Thursday, the judge ordered Nassar to serve his federal sentence - 20 years each for three counts - consecutively to state sentences, seemingly foreclosing any possibility he obtains an early release.

Nassar was the team physician for the Michigan State University gymnastics and women's crew teams, as well as an associate professor at MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine. News, Maroney and her mother Erin Maroney are speaking out against the alleged abuse.

"She was transformed from a bubbly, positive, loving, world-class athlete into a young adult who was deeply depressed, at times suicidal", Erin Maroney wrote. Maroney, like 2012 teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas, has said that Nassar sexually molested under the guise of medical treatment while she was competing on the US national team. At 14, she made the National Team and was introduced to Nassar.

"It's imperative Mr. Nassar be deterred as long as possible", Neff said, ESPN reported. "Because the National Team training camps did not allow parents to be present, my mom and dad were unable to observe what Nassar was doing, and this has imposed a bad and undeserved burden of guilt on my loving family".

She continued, "This experience has shattered McKayla". She was only 15 years old.

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"He abused my trust, he abused my body and he left scars on my psyche that may never go away", she wrote. "At times, I was unsure whether I would open her bedroom door and find her dead". "She said to me, 'Mom I thought I was going to die'".

"If Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee had paid attention to any of the red flags in Larry Nassar's behaviour, I never would have met him, I never would have been "treated" by him and I never would have been abused by him", McKayla Maroney wrote. "After McKayla spoke with an investigator with USA Gymnastics in July 2015, USA Gymnastics and the USOC kept the knowledge of [Nassar's] status as a child molester secret from Michigan State University after 2015 and even said nothing when he ran for school board in his local school district!"

Maroney's parents are still haunted by the times McKayla was supposed to be under the protection of USA Gymnastics and her coaches, and yet was left unsupervised, giving Nassar easy access to perform his pseudo-treatments on her.

Michigan State has vehemently denied any allegations of covering up Nassar's behavior.

Nassar reportedly reached a plea deal and said he would accept a sentence of 22 to 27 years in a child pornography case.

In all likelihood, Larry Nassar will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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