Larry Nassar, the former gymnastics coach who made sexually assaulting gymnasts an Olympic sport, was nailed in court with a sentence so stiff he’ll have no one else to abuse but himself for the next 40-to-175 years in jail.
He was previously sentenced to 60 years in jail on federal child pornography charges.
“I just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said. “You do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again.”
Nassar sexually assaulted teen athletes by claiming he was performing a medical procedure on them. The abuse went on for years.
He pleaded guilty last month to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual abuse. Over the course of seven days prior to sentencing, 168 people spoke out against him in court, condemning him for his actions.
They included some of the most familiar names in the sport, including Olympic gold medal winners.
Rachael Denhollander, who first spoke out about Nassar in a 2016 IndyStar exposed questioned: “How much is a little girl worth?”
Finally, Nassar also addressed the court.
“Your words these past several days have had a significant emotional effect on myself and has shaken me to my core,” he said to his dozens of victims. “I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days.”