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Larry Nassar Sentenced to 175 Years in Horrific Sexual Abuse Case

Dubbed “the most prolific child molester in history,” Larry Nassar was sentenced to a lifetime in prison on Wednesday.

The former Team USA gymnastics doctor, Nassar has been accused of sexual misconduct and abuse by countless women, including such famous ex-clients as Simone Biles and Aly Raisman.

Altogether, approximately 140 victims have come forward with similar stories about Nassar.

Many of them read open letters in court over the past several days about the predator, detailing how Nassar would touch them inappropriately during medical exams.

They described the heinous ways in which he abused them and manipulated them over the years, claiming as he did so that he was simply servicing them as a medical professional and trying out new techniques for healing.

It’s truly despicable stuff.

After days of hearing these emotional impact statements, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina of Michigan’s Ingham County Circuit Court sentenced the 54-year-old deviant to the lengthy sentence, castigating him in court as follows:

“Your crimes have cut into the core of this community and families and many we don’t know.

“There was no medical treatment.

“You did this for your pleasure and your control. You still think that somehow you are right … I wouldn’t send my dogs to you, sir.”

“It was my honor and privilege to sentence you,” Aquilina added later, stating that she wants him to remain behind bars for the rest of his life.

“I just signed your death warrant.”

Nassar pleaded guilty in November to numerous counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Other victims you may have heard of include Olympic champions and medal winners McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas.

“We know without a doubt after these seven days – what we and this team have known for 16 months – [Nassar] is perhaps the most prolific child molester in history … who spared no one,” Assistant District Attorney Angela Povilaitis said in court this morning.

She continued:

“The defendant hid behind Olympic rings. Every previous time there had been an allegation, nothing happened. His lies worked.

“This court [heard[ from several women some decades later who were initially determined to be confused or to be liars. He was believed over these children.”

Prior to his sentencing, Nassar read brief prepared remarks.

“Your words these past several days have had a significant emotional effect on myself,” he said, speaking to his victims and adding:

“I recognize that what I’m feeling pales in comparison to the pain, trauma and emotional destruction that all of you have felt.

“There are no words to describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred. I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days.”

However, he also submitted a letter to the judge that was read aloud today.

It included the sentence “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” and the claim that these “stories are being fabricated to sensationalize this…”

The crowd in the courtroom audibly gasped as the judge read Nassar’s letter to the public.

Nassar was fired by USA Gymnastics in 2015 after working with the organization since 1986.

He had been serving as its national medical coordinator since 1996.

Last Friday, Raisman made national headlines and earned global acclaim and respect for addressing her abuser face-to-face in court.

“We, this group of women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time, are now a force, and you are nothing,” she said.

“The tables have turned, Larry. We are here. We have our voices, and we are not going anywhere.”

Thankfully, though, Nassar is going somewhere.

He’s going to rot in prison forever.

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Larry Nassar: Team Doctor Who Molested Over 140 Girls Sentenced for Child Porn

Back in October, Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney revealed how she was molested by her team doctor, Larry Nassar.

In November, teammate Aly Raisman added her name to the list of over 140 young women with their own stories of abuse in the guise of medical care by Dr. Nassar.

On Thursday, Larry Nassar was sentenced — not for sex abuse, but for child pornography charges.

Dr. Larry Nassar, who is 54 years old, has been in prison while awaiting sentencing.

During that time, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman revealed that Dr. Nassar had molested them, sharing their heartbreaking #MeToo stories with the world.

Like so many others, these Olympic superstars describe Dr. Nassar, at the time their team doctor, administering “treatments” to them under the guise of medical practice.

Olympic athletes (and others) often require legitimate therapies such as massage.

Nassar, it is described, would use these as opportunities to molest the young girls who had been entrusted to his care.

These monstrous deeds are evil to their core and unforgivable.

But, though Nassar has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of sexual assault (a drop in the bucket compared to the number of accusers), it is not for these heinous crimes that he’s been sentenced.

Larry Nassar was on trial for possession of child pornography.

How much child pornography? … asked virtually no one.

He was found to have come into possession of 37,000 images that constitute child pornography.

That almost certainly means that he was collecting photos of very real children who are victims or who were victims. Awful on its own, particularly if he then shared those images or in any way financially compensated the ones who gave them to him.

Dr. Nassar was also accused of trying to destroy those images in order to avoid being held accountable for possessing child pornography.

His sentence:

60 years in federal prison.

Federal Judge Janet Neff explained (though she really didn’t need to) her reasoning behind the decision:

That Larry Nassar “should never again have access to children.”

We strongly agree.

Possibly influencing the judge’s decision were impact statements from Nassar’s many victims, including McKayla Maroney.

“Dr. Nassar was not a doctor, he in fact is, was, and forever shall be, a child molester, and a monster of a human being.”

Agreed.

“It all started when I was 13 or 14 years old, at one of my first National Team training camps, in Texas, and it didn’t end until I left the sport.”

That is a nightmare.

“It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was ‘treated.’ It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and It happened before I won my Silver Medal.”

Awful.

“For me, the scariest night of my life happened when I was 15 years old. I had flown all day and night with the team to get to Tokyo.”

This is not new information, and matches what she disclosed months ago. But that doesn’t mean that it was any easier for her to write.

“He’d given me a sleeping pill for the flight, and the next thing I know, I was all alone with him in his hotel room getting a ‘treatment.’ I thought I was going to die that night.”

McKayla’s mother, Erin Maroney, also gave an impact statement about how this traumatic experience changed her daughter’s life.

“This experience has been shattering to McKayla.”

Of course it was.

“She has transformed from a bubbly, positive, loving, world class athlete into a young adult who was deeply depressed, at times suicidal and essentially descended into an emotional abyss.”

Abusing a child is a tragedy that can never be undone. They can heal, but they’ll never recover the formative years that they lost to trauma.

“At times I was unsure whether I would open her bedroom door and find her dead.”

We are eternally grateful that this monster’s abuses did not claim McKayla’s life.

“Her father and I have been living this nightmare for years and until recently we felt hopeless. Nassar and those individuals and institutions that protected him almost snuffed out my daughter.”

Michegan State University is accused of having helped to cover up Larry Nassar’s crimes. They adamantly deny it.

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Meek Mill Sentenced to Prison; Jay-Z Reacts in Outrage

Meek Mill has feuded with Drake, Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels over the years.

But the rapper now needs to prepare himself for a few rivalries of a different nature.

We’re referring to those that take place in a prison yard.

Because Meek Mill is going to jail.

The artist received a sentence of two to four years behind bars on Monday after the star violated his probation due to a pair of arrests earlier this year.

The first such arrest took place in March following a scuffle at an airport in St. Louis, although the related charges were dropped.

Meek Mill then pleaded guilty to reckless driving in October after he shared videos of himself doing wheelies on a dirt bike in New York City.

(This was not his brightest moment, even he’s likely to admit.)

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley determined yesterday that these acts violated the terms of Meek Mill’s probation, which stemmed from a 2008 drug and gun possession charge.

“I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court,” Brinkley told Mil, explaining that his sentence would be served in state prison, where he would be eligible for state parole supervision after two years.

“Then I’ll be done with you,” she added.

Meek Mill was ordered into custody and escorted by sheriff’s deputies out of the courtroom on the spot.

His lawyer said he would be appealing the decision.

Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation company manages the rapper, denounced the sentence on Facebook. 

He issued a straightforward and harsh assessment of what the judge decreed, writing on the aforementioned social media platform:

“The sentence handed down by the Judge – against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer – is unjust and heavy handed.

“We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career.”

We’ll let readers know when Meek Mill appeals this verdict and what comes of it.

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