According to Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, “I just signed your death warrant.” Larry Nassar admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years while administering medical treatment. Judge Aquilina continued, “It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. 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,”
The sentence followed after a seven-day hearing in which more than 150 of Larry Nassar’s victims offered statements about what the former world renowned doctor did to them.
Larry Nassar must first serve 60-years of a federal sentence for child pornography crimes. Nassar will be over 100 years old at the end of the sentence. He is scheduled to be sentenced next week on more assault convictions in Eaton County, Michigan.
Before issuing the sentence, Judge Aquilina read a statement from a letter that was written to the judge by Mr. Nassar. “I was a good doctor because my treatment worked, and those patients that are now speaking out were the same ones that praised and came back over and over, and referred family and friends to see me.”
Following the sentencing given by Judge Aquilina the courtroom lit up with applause.