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Former USA Olympic Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to molesting several girls

November 22, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Former USA Olympic Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to molesting several girls

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Larry Nassar, the former doctor for the USA Gymnastics team, admitted to molesting seven girls, including Olympic gold medalists McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Gabby Douglas, as he pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges in Michigan.

Appearing in an Orange jumpsuit, Dr. Larry Nassar, who is accused of molesting over 130 patients, apologized to the victims and told the court that he prays “for forgiveness every day” as he entered his plea Wednesday before Judge Rosemarie Aquilina.

“I pray the rosary every day for their forgiveness,” Nassar said. “I have no animosity for anyone. I just want healing. It’s time.”

Authorities charged Nassar with molesting the seven girls, three of which were under the age of 13, according to NBC News.

As part of the plea deal, Nassar admitted that he had penetrated girls with ungloved fingers under the ruse of treatments, and medical exams under the semblance of treatment at a campus clinic and at his home.

The judge told Nassar he used his position of trust “in the vilest way” to take advantage and molest the children.

The plea deal calls for Nasser to face a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

However, the judge could decide to increase the minimum sentence to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 12.

During the court hearing, Gold Medalist Aly Raisman, one of Nassar’s accusers vented her anger on Twitter that Nassar was being referred to as “Doctor Nassar” even though he lost his license.

Nassar, who also served still faces countless lawsuits from many former patients and parents of children he had previously treated and victimized.

Some of his accusers who attended the packed hearing but didn’t speak were crying in the courtroom as he pled guilty.

The judge did rule that some of Nassar’s victims will be allowed to speak during his sentencing hearing.

After the court proceeding, several of the victims held a press conference to blast both the USA Gymnastics Team, which appointed Nassar team doctor, and Michigan State University, where the doctor maintained his sports-medicine practice until the eruption of the scandal.

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