Read The Judge's Powerful Remarks In Larry Nassar's Sentencing

Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar addresses the court during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court

Across seven days, the court, including Nassar, listened to testimony and impact statements from 156 of his victims - many choosing to waive their right to anonymity to face their abuser.

"I've just signed your death warrant", Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said in a Lansing, Michigan, courtroom.

County Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina delivered the sentence in a MI courtroom after a weeklong hearing that saw more than 150 women - including Olympic stars - come forward to confront Nassar with impassioned statements.

"What I did in the state cases was medical, not sexual, but because of the porn I lost all credibility". A number of women have accused the organizations of turning a blind eye to Nassar's abuse and even pressuring outspoken victims into silence.

"I was a good doctor, because my treatments worked and those patients that are now speaking out were the same ones that praised and came back over and over", Nassar wrote.

But I suppose that would have been bad from a PR standpoint.

The accusers, many of whom were children, said they trusted Nassar to care for them properly, were in denial about what was happening or were afraid to speak up.

"I was so manipulated by the Attorney General and now Aquilina, and all I wanted was to minimize stress to everyone", Nassar wrote.

Quoted by The Detroit News, Professor Simon said that she "did not receive a copy" of reports alleging wrongdoing by Nassar.

She asked him why he didn't seek help for his lifelong perversion. Instead, it feels like I've been watching a "Criminal Minds" episode, and although the team catches the serial killer, in the last few minutes of the episode you find out that the sadistic killer actually had accomplices, so the story does not end. That's clear to me. "... 40 years, just so you know and can count it off your calendar is 480 months".

"That's what's going to happen to him, because as you get stronger, as you overcome -because you will - he gets weaker and he will wither away".

"You could have had everything you pretended to be", she said.

"I'd been told during my entire gymnastics career to not question authority", a former elite gymnast, Isabell Hutchins, said on Tuesday. In a courtroom tweet, reporter Kate Wells transcribed the judge's words: "You can't give them back their innocence, their youth". She was in it for the money, they said. Aquilina said: "It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again".

She also told Nassar that he is required to pay each victim restitution. "You chose to pursue your wickedness, no matter what it cost others", Denhollander said to Nassar.

Dr Lawrence Nassar has been handed 40 to 175 years jail sentence, after being found guilty of molesting young girls who sought his medical services. Former Spartan athletes are among the more than 150 women and girls who have spoken over the last week at Nassar's sentencing. It wasn't until one of Nassar's more than 150 victims went to a news outlet in IN in 2016 that the allegations began to garner attention.

Nassar himself addressed his victims in a short statement before the sentencing.

As victim after victim shared horrific tales of assault and abuse, Aquilina has acted as both judge and therapist, offering empathy, comfort and advice to each individual. More than that, they suggested she was lucky to be treated by the great Larry Nassar. "But that's fairy tales".

The judge dismissed Nassar's attempted apology as insincere, saying he would "be in darkness the rest of his life".



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