Wednesday, i a MICHIGAN courtroom, INGHAM COUNTY CIRCUIT Judge ROSEMARIE AQUILINA sentenced former TEAM USA WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS Team Doctor LARRY NASSAR to 40 to 175 YEARS Of IMPRISONMENT on seven counts of CRIMINAL SEXUAL MISCONDUCT!!!
Dr. LARRY NASSAR was most recently Team Doctor for MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (MSU) SPARTANS WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS.
ABC reports Judge ROSEMARIE AQUILINA stated;
"I just signed your death warrant. It is my honor and privilege to sentence you because, sir, you do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again.
You have done nothing to control those urges and anywhere you walk, destruction will occur to those most vulnerable.
I hope you are shaken to your core. Your victims are clearly shaken to their core. And I know there are some who ask, 'Are you broken because you got caught?
Sir, you know you had a problem. That is clear to me. You knew you had a problem from a very young age, even before you were a doctor. You could have taken yourself away from temptation and you did not."MICHIGAN Assistant Attorney General ANGELA PROVAILITIS said of LARRY NASSAR;
"the most prolific sexual child abuser in history. He supposedly practiced osteopathic manipulative medicine but, in truth, he was actually a master manipulator ... he performed no healing, only hurt,"
"The thing I think I am most pleased by and excited by was that as we started, not only did we have more victims come forward but more victims wanted to shed that label of being an anonymous victim, that they wanted to come and be publicly identified," Povilaitis said. "I think so often there is shame involved in this case even though these victims have done nothing wrong. They realized that the shame belongs on him, not on them."TEAM USA GYMNASTICS CEP and President KERRY PERRY said;
“During the last seven days, more than 150 courageous women have shared their deeply personal experiences and how Larry Nassar’s despicable crimes impacted their lives. I am profoundly saddened that a single woman, a single girl, a single athlete was hurt. USA Gymnastics applauds Judge Rosemarie Aquilina for handing Nassar the maximum sentence of up to 175 years, in an effort to bring justice to those he abused and punish him for his horrific behavior.
The powerful voices and strength of these survivors have left a lasting impression on all of us. Every day, their stories will impact my decisions as president and CEO.
As stated on my first day on Dec. 1, 2017, I will not waver on my commitment to focus each and every day on our organization’s highest priority – the safety, health and well-being of our athletes. We will create a culture that empowers and supports them. Our commitment is uncompromising, and it is my hope that everything we do going forward makes this very clear.”
"Larry Nassar’s sentencing today on state criminal sexual conduct charges represents another important step toward justice. Over the past several days, many here at MSU, including President [Lou Anna] Simon and trustees, listened to the brave women who came forward to tell their stories at Nassar’s sentencing hearing.
"Nassar’s behavior was horrific and repugnant, and it is deeply disturbing to know that his crimes were often committed on campus. He will rightfully spend the rest of his life in prison.
"We are committed to continue supporting those in our community affected by these terrible crimes. The Healing Assistance Fund was created to help survivors access any counseling and mental health services they may need. The thoughts and prayers of the entire MSU community are with these women."
"As tragedies are politicized, blame is inevitable. As president, it is only natural that I am the focus of this anger. I understand, and that is why I have limited my personal statements. Throughout my career, I have worked very hard to put Team MSU first. Throughout my career, I have consistently and persistently spoken and worked on behalf of Team MSU. I have tried to make it not about me. I urge those who have supported my work to understand that I cannot make it about me now. Therefore, I am tendering my resignation as president according to the terms of my employment agreement."Get the Full 4-1-1 at ABC NEWS.