Larry Nassar Ex-Team USA Doc Gets 60 Years In Prison

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. AP Images

Under his plea agreement with the feds, Nassar said he would accept a sentence of between 22 and 27 years in the child pornography case, but prosecutors are urging the judge to consider a sentence up to 60 years, which is the maximum.

"Dr. Nassar told me that I was receiving 'medically necessary treatment that he had been performing on patients for over 30 years, '" Maroney said in a victim statement to Neff.

In court filings last week, Nassar's attorneys had asked Neff to show leniency, saying the doctor had worked toward redemption by helping fellow inmates and taking Bible classes since his arrest almost a year ago.

"This experience has shattered McKayla", Erin Maroney wrote, per "She has transformed from a bubbly, positive, loving, world class athlete into a young adult who was deeply distressed, at time suicidal. At times, I was unsure whether I would open her bedroom door and find her dead".

McKayla Maroney wants Larry Nassar to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Nassar's possession of child pornography emerged after MSU began investigating him in August 2016 after former gymnast Rachael Denhollander reported to MSU police that he sexually assaulted her in 2000, when she was 15.

Maroney and her mother, vocal critics of the USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee, also slammed rules that bar parents from the team training camps.

"Your Honor, I would like the court to know that I love Larry Nassar very much", his brother in law wrote.

USA attorney Sean Lewis said Nassar's collection of pornography was "shockingly large."?

She continued: "My husband once questioned the isolations of the girls during global travel". He was assured by Steve Penny that the girls were safe at all times.

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In still-pending lawsuits related to Nassar's admitted crimes, more than 140 women or girls have said Nassar assaulted them, often during medical appointments. "We now know that was a lie".

Erin Maroney also detailed one graphic incident. "I thought I was going to die that night".

McKayla described the account saying she had woken up alone with Nassar in his hotel room after he gave her a sleeping pill for the flight.

Some of the Maroneys' most cutting words went to Team USA and Michigan State, which previously employed Nassar.

Nassar worked at Michigan State University and at USA Gymnastics, the Indianapolis-based group that trains Olympians. No one from the USOC has ever reached out to me or my husband or my daughter to inquire about her well being. "No one has apologised", Erin wrote.

Nassar was sacked from Michigan State University in September 2016, and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians, cut ties in 2015.

McKayla's testimony was a bit more measured, but no less pointed.

The two-time Olympic medalist first came forward amid the #MeToo movement with her allegations against Nassar, who plead guilty over the summer to child porn charges and is separately facing a slew of other sexual assault charges. This does not sit well for McKayla Maroney, who does not believe there should be a limit on Nassar's term. End of story! He abused my trust, he abused my body and he left scars on my psyche that may never go away.

He also faces sentencing from state judges in Ingham and Eaton counties for 10 charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving nine young women.

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