A decades-long sentence for Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar ensures he won’t be free again. But the conclusion of an extraordinary seven-day court hearing doesn’t close the book on the scandal. Nassar, 54, was sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 40 years in state prison, a punishment that’s in addition to a 60-year term in federal prison for child pornography crimes. Michigan State University, where Nassar assaulted young gymnasts and other athletes, is under fire by victims, lawyers and lawmakers who want to know why he was able to get away with it for so long.
Here’s where things stand while Nassar sits behind bars:
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SUBSCRIBE NOW Nassar will appear in an Eaton County, Michigan, court on Jan. 31 for another prison sentence. He pleaded guilty to assaulting three girls at Twistars, a gymnastics club. Victims said they were regularly molested after lining up for treatment for various injuries. The club is owned by John Geddert, who was suspended this week by USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body, and suddenly announced his retirement. He was U.S. women’s coach […]