The former sports doctor whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women upended the gymnastics world was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years behind bars for molesting young athletes at an elite MI training center.
The Eaton County charges were related to incidents that happened at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale, Mich. Nassar frequented the facility, and numerous women who provided victim impact statements said Nassar abused them there frequently.
But thankfully, the agents finally had enough evidence to arrest Nassar, who today stands accused of assaulting 265 women. He also was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes.
Monday's hearing was the 10th combined day in two courts for Nassar on his state charges in the past three weeks, with 204 women and girls providing impact statements, according to ESPN.
After hearing his two daughters' impact statements, Mr Margraves asked the judge for "five minutes" alone with Nassar.
About 200 of his victims faced Nassar during the court proceedings.
Dozens of people gave victim statements last week in the Eaton County, Mich., courtroom. "The visions of your testimony will forever be present in my thoughts". Nassar was no longer allowed to treat patients at USA Gymnastics, but he continued to abuse young girls at Michigan State amid a slow FBI investigation. "You don't get it, and I do not believe that there is a likelihood that you could be reformed". Her words follow the recent blistering screed from Judge Rosemarie Anguilina, who labeled Nassar as insincere following his tearful plea for leniency in Ingram County. Per WILX, in delivering her sentence Cunningham said that she wanted it to send a message and that "you took an oath to do no harm-and you harmed over 256 women".
The widening fallout from the case has so far seen the resignations of Michigan State's president and its athletic director as well as USA Gymnastic's entire board. "You will spend the rest of your life in prison, left with the memories of destroying your family and so many others around you".
She described the backroom of Twistars as a place where Nassar had "a cattle call of victims" lined up to seek treatment.