The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top female gymnasts for years under the guise of medical treatment was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison by a judge who proudly told him, “I just signed your death warrant.”
The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Larry Nassar’s victims were able to confront him face to face in a Michigan courtroom.
“It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again. You have done nothing to control those urges and anywhere you walk, destruction will occur to those most vulnerable,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said.
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Nassar’s actions were “precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable,” she said.
Video of Aquilina dropping the hammer on Nassar quickly went viral — and people from both sides of