US Gymnast Doctor Larry Nasser Sentenced To 60 Years In Prison For Sexual Abuse

Ex-USA doc convicted for child pornography, but more than 140 women and girls have accused Nassar of sexual abuse.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The ex-USA Gymnastics doctor has been sentenced to 60 years for child porn. As CNN shares, 54-year-old Larry Nassar was sentenced today to time in federal prison for child pornography charges. Authorities say that he was found in possession of over 37,000 video and images of child pornography.

This is not the worst of Nassar's crimes. The former gymnastics doctor also admitted to sexually abusing underage girls. In November, Nassar pled guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct as well as using his position of authoritiy to abuse underage girls. Three of his victims were reportedly under 13. 

More than 140 women and girls have accused Nassar of sexual abuse. Last month, Gold medalist Aly Raisman accused Nassar of sexual abuse as did Gabby Douglas. Their teammate, McKayla Maroney, accused him in October of molesting her for years.

In a statement to "60 Minutes," USA Gymnastics say they recently adopted a new "safe sport policy" that requires "mandatory reporting" of suspicions of sexual abuse. They also said they have sets standards to "prevent inappropriate interaction."

Nassar faces sentencing for his criminal sexual conduct charges in January. These charges relate to the doctor's tenure at Michigan State University between 1997 to 2016. As ABC News reports, he has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 125 victims. He was fired after the allegations surfaced. He has also been named in multiple civil lawsuits.

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