Larry Nassar was supposed to be top-notch in the field — a doctor who worked with elite athletes. So young gymnasts and their families sought him out with broken bones and injuries. They thought he could help them heal.
In return, the renowned former USA
Gymnastics doctor followed a vicious pattern. Nassar has admitted to sexually abusing the girls under the guise of medical treatment. He has also admitted in court to putting his finger into the vagina of patients in cases going back as far as 1998 — including girls under the age of 13.
For the sixth day, the victim impact statements are expected to continue Tuesday and in all, prosecutors say a total of about 144 will be read or delivered in court. Court adjourned Monday after 133 victim impact statements were read.
After that, Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is expected to announce her decision on Nassar’s sentence. Nassar could face 40 to 125 years in prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County, Michigan.