Disgraced doctor Larry Nassar received his second prison sentence in the last three weeks on Monday in a Michigan courtroom. Eaton County Circuit judge Janice Cunningham slapped Nassar with a sentence of 40 to 125 years in prison. That’s on top of a sentence he received last month of 40 to 175 years in prison. It’s safe to say Nassar, 54, will never see the light of day again. And he knows it. “It’s impossible to convey the depth and breadth of how sorry I am to each and everyone involved,” Nassar, wearing an orange jumpsuit, said Monday in court, apologizing for his despicable acts. “The visions of your testimonies will forever be present in my thoughts.”
But Cunningham had none of his apology, replying that she believes Nassar is in “denial” and “I am not convinced that you truly understand that what you did was wrong and the devastating impact you’ve had on the victims, family and friends. You will be left to sit there with only the memories of destroying your own family. I do not believe that you will have the ability to shut out the words of the children, and the young women and the adults who trusted you and who you let down.” The judged added, “That will be your lifetime consequence.”
The sentencing ended three weeks of hearings in which almost 200 girls and women who have been abused by the doctor over the years, some of whom were molested as the FBI was investigating him, spoke out in powerful victim impact statements. On Friday, chaos erupted in the courtroom when a father of three of Nassar’s victims attempted to attack him.
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