Former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has conspicuously gained attention throughout the the duration of the last few months in regards to his court trials after 163 victims voiced that Nassar conducted sexual abuse upon them. For months now, the ongoing process in the sentencing of Nassar has made headlines across America and around the world. Numerous reports of sexual abuse against the former olympic doctor have seemingly became a daily outburst. With the possibility of 125 years in prison, Nassar has already been recently sentenced 60 years of prison for federal child pornography. In addition, Nassar is also facing a sentencing on January 31 from Judge Janice Cunningham in accounts for three criminal sexual conduct charges. Regarding the following information, today Judge Rosemarie Aquilina concluded Nassar’s fate in the seven counts of criminal sexual conduct that he has pleaded to. Nassar will be sentenced 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting USA athletes.
While it is evident that Larry Nassar will be behind bars for the rest of his life, it is also definite that the healing of his victim’s will surly be a gradual process. One of the 163 victims battling the impacts of Nassar’s actions, spoke out yesterday in a Ingham County, Michigan court. Three time winning USA Gymnastics medalist Mattie Larson went onto explain the impact of the suffrage she dealt with from his preformed sexual conduct upon her. Larson said in the court, “Larry, my coaches, and USAG turned the sport I fell in love with as a kid into my personal living hell.” Another victim of Nassar’s illegal conduct, Aly Raisman, (USA Olympic Gymnast) addressed and delivered Nassar with the firm statement: “I am here to face you, Larry, so you can see I have regained my strength, that I am no longer a victim. I am a survivor.”
Calls for further investigation upon how the allowance of sexual abuse by the USA Gymnastics and the US Olympic Committeeexual, has continued for such a vast amount of time, has also became a signifant ordeal, part taking Nassar’s sentencing. ESPN shared the following report last week, “Nassar was surrounded by a collection of adults who enabled his predatory behavior — a group that included coaches of club, collegiate and elite-level gymnasts, the USA Gymnastics organization, medical professionals, administrators and coaches at Michigan State University, and gymnasts’ parents, whom he groomed just as effectively as those he violated.”
The scars and wounds left on these young gymnasts will both physically and mentally take an enourmas amount of healing for being the victims of Nassar’s sexual abuse. The imprisonment of Nassar will be for the greater good of these effected women whom’s lives and for some, their futures, were ultimately impacted by this individual’s crimes.