Larry Nassar sentenced to rot in jail for the rest of his life.

One week and 169 victim impact statements later, the judge finally throws the book at admitted child molester.

Breaking news - Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced ex-Team USA doctor Larry Nassar up to 175 years in prison for sexual assault.

She had promised the victims in this case that Dr. Larry Nassar would spend the rest of his life in jail. And she delivered. Declaring this sentencing "a privledge," Judge Aquilina stated "Because the crime, all of the crimes, the depth of them have cut into the core of this community and many communities in all of the families and people we don’t even know," adding "I just signed your death warrant."

Sadly, it was beyond her powers to sign an ACTUAL death warrant for this vile abuser. But if he manages to serve his 175 year sentence in Michigan, he can start serving his 60 year federal sentence for child pornography.

The judge is also powerless to sentence the parents, coaches, gymnastics officials and university officials that allowed this abuse to go on for so long.

Some have been critical of Judge Aquilina for allowing this trial to drag on for a week in front of the TV cameras especially since the sentence was already pre-determined. But I for one welcome her actions. At the very least, it has given the victims a chance to confront their abuse and get some small measure of closure. Many originally declined to appear in court, or wanted to remain anonymous. By the time it ended, 169 victims' impact statements had been read by over 150 young women and many chose to be named publicly.

Today we should be thankful that justice has been served and pray that the victims.

Then we need to work on preventing these horrific crimes in the future.

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FloridaMan
FloridaMan

It's better the trial drags on in front of cameras. It makes it harder to file an appeal for misconduct so he can get the conviction thrown out and be back on the streets in 12 years. Oh, you didn't know that Life in Prison doesn't actually mean Life in Prison and they're usually right back on the streets in less than 30 years? Well now you know. You didn't know that they spend millions of dollars (with an M) per case appealing their life sentences for decades on end? Well now you know.

gwanunig
gwanunig

If they put him in genpop, they probably will. Child molesters are notoriously, umm..., dealt with by inmates. I hope they don't kill him though.

Bill_in_NC
Bill_in_NC

I don't understand why liberals are so upset about Nassar. He was following the Playboy philosophy of "all sex, all the time", that liberals love to proclaim from their over-sexed TV shows and movies, their women's marches, and their gay bars. They make sex without limits and sex without consequences one of their main priorities. They're always pouring gasoline of the flames of lust. Why are they so surprised when the flames get out of control?

TheDancer16
TheDancer16

Amen Jack_Krevin !! That's EXACTLY what will most likely happen. Well deserved for sure !

Jack_Krevin
Jack_Krevin

Maybe we'll get lucky and the prison population will carry out a far more fitting sentence for the bastard.