“it was my honor and privilege to sentence you to 175 years in prison; because, sir, you do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again.” That was Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, as she sentenced Larry Nassar to prison.
She told the pedophile: “You have not owned yet what you did. I wouldn’t send my dogs to you, sir.More than 150 women and girls have accused Nassar of assault, including gymnasts Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas.
Last night after the sentencing, his name became the most searched term on Google’s search engine
Here’s everything you need to know about the entire scandal
Who is Dr Nassar and how did he gain access to the bodies of all these women?
Larry Nassar was former NATIONAL medical coordinator for USA Gymnastics. (he was powerful in the gymnastic sport). He has attended multiple Olympic games with gymnastics teams: Sydney Australia and Beijing China coordinating their entire medical group
He was also a sports medicine physician at Michigan State University and Associate professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine
He was married to Stephanie Nassar and they had three kids including girls.
Osteopathic treatments a drug-free therapy that will focus on the joints, muscles, and spine. a treatment highly needed by gymnasts.
He abused mostly minors who wanted to be gymnast- some did not realise at that time they were being abused
Megan Halicek went to Dr Larry Nassar as a 15-year-old gymnast suffering from a fractured spine. But during what was supposed to be a routine appointment, Nassar assaulted her: “Again and again and again,” Halicek testified in court last week, “he abused me, all the while telling me stories about his Olympic journey.”
“I closed my eyes tight, I held my breath, and I wanted to puke,” she recalled. “To this day, those feelings are still there.”
In a separate incident according to court records, Nassar sexually abused the six–year–old daughter of a family friend. She later tells police Nassar penetrated her vagina with his fingers “every other week for five years”.
The alleged victim in Nassar’s Ingham County charges tells her parents about the sex abuse but they do not report it to police, Nassar pleaded guilty to 10 counts of sexual assault against girls and young women, including Olympians.
He had previously gotten into trouble – but nothing this serious
An investigation in 2014 resulted in a three-month suspension from Michigan State University (MSU), where he coached.
Nassar worked with USA Gymnastics until September 2015, when he suddenly announced his retirement despite saying previously that he planned to work through the Rio Olympics. – Apparently the gymnastic body of United States quietly cut ties with him over allegations about his professional care.
Rachael Denhollander, an ex-gymnast and mother of three was the woman who took him down.
She filed a criminal complaint against Nassar, s she was sexually abused by Nassar during treatments for lower back pain in 2000. She was 15 at the time.
She went public with her accusation and by Sept. 12, 2016 she published it in Indianapolis Star report,
That was the end of his era…
Massachusetts state University relieved Nassar of clinical and patient duties, the scandal was beginning to swallow them
When Michigan police started investigations into the alleged assault, he got fired from his position as associate professor of Osteopathic Medicine.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announces his office will review accusations against Nassar at the request of MSU Police.First he got charged in Ingham County with three counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13
Police raided his home and found at least in least 37,000 images and videos of child pornography on hard drives seized during a search of Nassar’s home. at this time he was arrested and denied bail
Jan. 10, 2017 at his time, the media was interested.
More victims came forward with their stories, Feb. 7, 2017 More than half are directly related to his work as a doctor at Massachusetts State university’s sports medicine practice and the rest are tied to his work with Gymnastics Club.
I did not know I was being abused – Over 100 girls shared their experience in the court room;
The story was all the same, they were young girls with big dreams of becoming gymnasts.
Their parents brought them to see the osteopath when they were sore, but rather than heal them, he sexually abused them.
Sometimes in front of their parents who thought it was just a medical procedure.
clearly the judge was out to get him, she invited as many witnesses as possible to testify and made him seat through the entire process listening to how he made the girls feel.
The enablers are also in trouble:
Many of the victims have filed lawsuits against Michigan state University. John Gedderts’, the owner of the Michigan gymnastic club were some of the assault took place has also been sued.
The lawsuit alleges that twice — in 1999 and 2000 — alleged victims raised concerns to MSU coaches or trainers and that the university conducted no investigations. The lawsuit also alleges that in 1997 a parent raised concerns to Geddert who didn’t report them to police.
USA head female gymnastic (Kathie Klages) has also been advised to step down.
I can imagine how draining it must be to raise a girl child in this generation.