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Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced To 60 Years For Child Pornography

Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced To 60 Years For Child Pornography

McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas - three members of the US gymnastics team that won gold at the 2012 London Olympics - are among those who've come forward with allegations of sexual abuse by Nassar. "Because the National Team training camps did not allow parents to be present, my mom and dad were unable to observe what Nassar was doing, and this has imposed a bad and undeserved burden of guilt on my loving family".

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who has admitted to sexually assaulting minors, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for possessing child pornography. "At times, I was unsure whether I would open her bedroom door and find her dead".

Erin Maroney corroborates this, and her account of the isolation from parents ran deeper.

Erin wrote that she and her husband were not allowed to stay with McKayla when she was travelling overseas, sometimes not even in the same hotel.

"He has demonstrated that he should never again have access to children", U.S. District Judge Janet Neff was quoted by the Journal as saying. "As it turns out, much to my demise, Dr. Nassar was not a doctor, he in fact is, was, and forever shall be, a child molester, and a monster of a human being". My husband once questioned the propriety of the isolation of the girls during worldwide travel.

"I ... learned a few weeks ago from my daughter that at the world championships in Tokyo, [Nassar] drugged her, made her lay nude on a treatment table, straddled her and digitally penetrated her while rubbing his erect penis against her ... He'd given me a sleeping pill for the flight, and the next thing I know, I was all alone with him in his hotel room getting a 'treatment.' I thought I was going to die that night", she wrote.

Erin Maroney also detailed one graphic incident. She was only 15 years old.

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Nassar worked at Michigan State University and at USA Gymnastics, the Indianapolis-based group that trains Olympians.

Between 1997 and 2015, at least seven women or girls say they raised concerns about Nassar's actions to coaches, trainers, police or MSU officials, the State Journal reported. The assaults allegedly occurred at Michigan State University, where he was employed, at his home in Holt - a town outside of Lansing - and at Twistars, a gymnastics club in the Eaton County village of Dimondale. Not once. No one has apologized.

But those women are only a small part of the scandal: At least 125 women complained to MSU, and almost 150 are involved in a civil lawsuit against Nassar, MSU, Gedderts' Twistars USA Gymnastics Club and others.

McKayla's testimony was a bit more measured, but no less pointed. This week, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette sent Simon a letter asking that the report be released to him because its findings could be "critical to understanding the full picture of what, if any, responsibility other persons may have had regarding Mr. Nassar's criminal conduct".

Larry Nassar is due back in federal court in Grand Rapids today for sentencing for possession of child pornography. This does not sit well for McKayla Maroney, who does not believe there should be a limit on Nassar's term.

Nassar's sentencing could receive a minimum of 27 years in prison but in recent court filings, prosecutor's have asked the court to impose a 60-year sentence. "End of story! He abused my trust, he abused my body and he left scars on my psyche that may never go away".