Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told Nassar it was an “honor and privilege” to sentence him to prison. She said she wants people to focus on his victims.
Larry Nassar, the former USA gymnastics doctor who sexually abused young athletes under the guise of medical treatment, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in jail on Wednesday.
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In the end, 168 people — which included Nassar's victims as well as their loved ones — did.
“You still think somehow you are right, that you are a doctor, that you don't have to listen, and that you did treatment?” asked Aquilina. “I wouldn't send my dogs to you, sir.”
“I just signed your death warrant,” Aquilina told Nassar.
Telling the court she had received interview requests from journalists around the world, the judge said she wouldn’t comment publicly until after Nassar’s appeal. She also said she wouldn’t speak to the press without one of his victims present “because it is their story.”
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