Eaton County Judge Sentences Larry Nassar to 40-125 Years In Prison

Feb 5, 2018

Disgraced former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40-125 years in prison in Eaton County on Monday. 

Earlier, a prosecutor says disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar deserves the "blame and shame" for molesting girls, not their parents.

Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis used a portion of her closing argument Monday at Nassar's sentencing hearing to speak about people questioning parents' role in not detecting Nassar's sexual assaults under the guise of medical treatment.

She says victim shaming and parent shaming "must stop." She says Nassar was believed by authorities for years and "each time he got away, he was empowered to continue and perfect his abuse."

The 54-year-old Nassar pleaded guilty to penetrating girls with his hands when they sought treatment for injuries at Twistars, a gymnastics club. He worked for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

Nassar recently was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in a separate but related case. He also was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes.