- By JuliaKate E. Culpepper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Former Michigan State and United States gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to the maximum of 60 years in prison by a federal judge Thursday for child pornography charges.
Nassar pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining and possessing child pornography and attempting to destroy evidence in July. In November, Nassar pleaded guilty to 10 state counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
“It’s imperative Mr. Nassar be deterred as long as possible,” Judge Janet T. Neff said, according to ESPN. “Mr. Nassar was, is and, in my view, will continue to be a danger to children. He has demonstrated that he should never again have access to children.”
Neff also declared Nassar a threat to children.
Nassar is accused by dozens of women of molestation of young athletes at his Michigan State University clinics and the U.S. women’s team.
Former U.S. Olympians McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas are three of many woman to accuse Nassar of sexual assault and disgusting his abuse as treatments.
Nassar is still being sued by more than 125 women who claim he disguising his abuse as medical treatments.