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Wed Jan 24, 2018, 01:45 PM

Larry Nassar sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison -- live updates

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/larry-nassar-sentence-us-gymnastics-doctor-40-to-175-years-sexual-abuse-today-2018-01-24/

LANSING, Mich. -- A former Michigan sports doctor who parlayed his reputation and personal charm into years of sexual abuse of Olympic gymnasts and other young women was sentenced Wednesday following the riveting statements of more than 150 victims, including one of his first public accusers. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced Larry Nassar to 40 to 75 years in prison Wednesday -- the seventh day of a remarkable hearing that has given the girls, young women and their parents a chance to confront Nassar in court.

Aquilina said Nassar will "be in darkness the rest of his life."

"I find that you don't get it -- that you're a danger. You remain a danger," she said to Nassar.

The last witness to speak at Nassar's sentencing hearing was Rachael Denhollander, a Kentucky lawyer and one of the first women to publicly identify herself as one of Nassar's young victims. Denhollander contacted Michigan State University police in 2016 after reading reports about how USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians, mishandled complaints of sexual misconduct. Nassar worked at Michigan State and also was the national gymnastics squad's doctor.

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Reply Larry Nassar sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison -- live updates (Original post)
WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2018 OP
NightWatcher Jan 2018 #1
hlthe2b Jan 2018 #2
LisaM Jan 2018 #3
Blue_Adept Jan 2018 #7
WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2018 #5
cilla4progress Jan 2018 #4
democrank Jan 2018 #6
WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2018 #8
imanamerican63 Jan 2018 #9
demmiblue Jan 2018 #10
triron Jan 2018 #11

Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 01:46 PM

1. As a Dad with a kid in USA Gymnastics let me say. That Judge is BAD ASS!

Thank you Your Honor.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 01:48 PM

2. Will we ever find out the "why"--what makes a monster like this?

He clearly had every opportunity in life and yet....

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 01:51 PM

3. Thank you for saying that.

I firmly believe that we need to find out why people - especially sexual predators - behave as they do. Otherwise, how do we prevent the cycle of abuse?

I thought of this recently when one of Gary Sandusky's sons was arrested for sexual abuse of children. The guy probably never had a chance. Who knows what happened to him when he was young?

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Response to LisaM (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 01:54 PM

7. Research into a lot of it is kind of forbidden in some ways

Anything with pedophilia meets the resistance of "JUST KILL THEM ALL!" as opposed to understanding why they're wired that way.

Same with this guy. He's not like "us" in the general sense of the herd. Think of it this way; just as we can't understand how/why he could do this, he can't understand why we're so aghast at it.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 01:52 PM

5. Entitlement, power and free rein.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 01:52 PM

4. Very satisfying to

Listen to that judge and watch that sentencing! Justice be done!

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 01:53 PM

6. What a powerful sentencing hearing.

I fought back tears as Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis spoke. The judge was brutal, Dr. Larry Nassau was sickening. Perhaps this is a turning point....

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 01:56 PM

8. More than 150 women and girls gave victim-impact statements.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 02:02 PM

9. He got what he deserves!

I think the judge made excellent points and did a wonderful job controlling her emotions. You tell her voice cracking at times.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 02:12 PM

10. K&R

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 02:40 PM

11. Yet Trump is POTUS

wtf?

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