Published: Tue, February 06, 2018

Former Sports Doctor Sentenced More Years In Prison

Former Sports Doctor Sentenced More Years In Prison

Sheriff's deputies tackled Margraves.

"My daughters are the real heroes and all the victims and survivors of this", Margraves said during a press conference Friday evening. Nassar was no longer allowed to treat patients at USA Gymnastics, but he continued to abuse young girls at Michigan State amid a slow FBI investigation. She says the sentence, in this case, must send a message.

A judge says there's "no way" she will punish a father of three victims of Larry Nassar after the dad tried to attack the former sports doctor in a MI courtroom.

Nassar's seven-day Ingham County sentencing hearing drew worldwide attention as 156 women and girls gave impact statements, many while being publicly identified and having their faces and voices broadcast live. But she also says it's wrong to "combat assault with assault". His crimes against gymnastics and adjacent communities have hurt and caused psychological trauma among those molested.

He faces a minimum of 25 to 40 years in prison. "We are committed to ensuring a process that is independent, transparent, sensitive and accessible to those who wish to provide input to the independent investigator". She continues, "to show them they are not broken". Her sentence was the third and final punishment Nassar will receive in criminal court.

That abuse went on until September 2016, when The Indianapolis Star published allegations against Nassar from Denhollander and an unnamed Olympic gymnast.

The world heard from more than 150 of those women during Nassar's seven day sentencing hearing in Ingham County, where he was sentenced to 40 to 175 years on seven sexual assault charges.


Margraves' three daughters are plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit filed in federal court against Nassar, Michigan State University, and USA Gymnastics.

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on Sunday will honor four female gymnasts who accused former Olympics team physician Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. "The IOC EB welcomes the creation of a fund by the USOC (US Olympic Committee) for the victims for counseling and treatment".

The hearing resumed after a short break, with the judge addressing what she called a "scary" scene. She points to Nassar. Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee are among the co-defendants in civil lawsuits that more than 200 women have filed regarding Nassar's abuse. He's 54 years old, and will spend the rest of his life in prison.

The heated atmosphere over the past few weeks culminated Friday when Randall Margraves, a father of three victims, tried to attack Nassar in open court.

6 News will be in the courtroom Monday morning. The courtroom disturbance came after Margraves, standing alongside his daughters and wife, gestured toward Nassar and asked Judge Janice Cunnigham to grant him "five minutes in a locked room with this demon".

Gina Nichols, mother of gymnast Maggie Nichols, said she was not contacted by the FBI for almost a year after the information she provided sparked the federal inquiry.

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