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Nassar sentenced to between 40 to 175 years in prison

Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced disgraced USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar to between 40 to 175 years in prison Wednesday.

"Sir, you do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again," Aquilina said before providing her sentence.

Nassar’s sentencing follows a weekof 156 victim impact statements read by survivors of his decades-long sexual abuse under the disguise of medical treatment.

Over 169 statements were read in total.

(TIMELINE: A long history of abuse by Dr. LarryNassar)

Just over a week ago, 88 women and girls announced they would give victim impact statements, but that number grew tremendously over the course of the past week.

Rachael Denhollander of Kalamazoo, who was 15 when she was abused by Nassar, was the first person to publicly accuse Nassar of sexually assaulting women and girls under the guise of medical treatment in 2016. She was the last of the 156 victims to provide an in-person testimony Wednesday. 

Prior to Wednesday’s sentencing, Nassar was sentenced in December to 60 years in prison for federal child pornography charges. In November, Nassar pleaded guilty to three charges of criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County. He has not yet received a sentence for these charges.  

Originally from New Jersey, Lara is a senior at the University of Michigan studying English and Spanish. She's an Online News and Investigative Intern at Michigan Radio and a recent alum of The Michigan Daily, where she's served as Managing Editor of The Statement Magazine and Summer Editor in Chief. When she's not at Michigan Radio, she can be found listening to Bruce Springsteen or exploring a national park.
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