Disgraced former USA Olympics gymnastic doctor Larry Nassar will die in prison for molesting his patients.
The medic, who Olympian Aly Raisman branded a “monster” in court last week (ends19Jan18), has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years behind bars on sex assault charges.
Last year (17), he was handed a 60-year sentence for child pornography charges.
“I just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said as she handed out the sentence on Wednesday (24Jan18).
Nassar addressed his victims, many of whom faced him in court, and stated he will carry their words with him for “the rest of my days”.
A statement from Nassar reads: “Your words these past several days… have had a significant emotional effect on myself and have shaken me to my core. I also recognize that what I am feeling pales in comparison to the pain, trauma and emotional destruction that all of you are feeling.
“There are no words to describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred.”
Aquilina said, “Sir, I hope that you are shaken to your core. Your victims are clearly shaken to the core.”
The 54-year-old has confessed to molesting seven athletes during treatment when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics.
As part of his plea agreement, the disgraced doctor was forced to sit and listen to former patients during a seven-day sentencing hearing that began last week (16Jan18).
Olympians Simon Biles, Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, and McKayla Maroney joined Raisman in coming forward with sordid stories about examinations with Nassar.
His victims recalled him penetrating them with his fingers while they were under his care for sports injuries.
Three top members of the US Olympic gymnastics board have resigned over the Nassar scandal.