Child Molester Nassar Gets 60-Year Term for Porn

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Now that a federal judge has essentially sentenced child molester Larry Nassar to the rest of his life in prison, survivors are focused on finding justice at Michigan State University and other institutions they say enabled him to sexually assault girls, reports the Detroit News. Many said they found solace in U.S. District Judge Janet Neff’s 60-year sentence of the former MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor for possessing 37,000 images of child pornography. The judge said the sentence, the toughest she could hand him, would run consecutive with two other sentences Nassar will face in January for first-degree criminal sexual conduct, meaning the 54-year-old man will be behind bars for life.

In spite of finally seeing justice for Nassar after he sexually assaulted girls for decades, many survivors vowed to never stop demanding accountability from MSU, USA Gymnastics and other institutions they say failed to act on complaints against Nassar. “They can run and hide as long as they want, but eventually the truth will come out, just like Larry,” said Jeanette Antolin, a former USA National Team gymnast who flew in from southern California for Nassar’s sentencing. “The truth always comes out.” Nassar was once a revered osteopathic doctor who took care of athletes, primarily gymnasts, including Olympic champions. Though he claimed to be using techniques that involved adjusting the body to help it heal, his survivors said he sexually assaulted them by digitally penetrating them without a glove. When some complained, they were dismissed or silenced, allowing Nassar to continue to prey on girls for decades. The child pornography emerged after MSU fired Nassar last year. While executing a search warrant at his home, police discovered external hard drives with more than 37,000 images and videos of child pornography.

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