Olympic sports doc Larry Nassar sentenced to 175 years in USA Gymnastics-Michigan State sex abuse case
Former Olympics doctor Larry Nassar Screen cap).

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced Wednesday following seven days of emotional statements from the victims of his sexual abuse.


The once-renowned physician was sentenced to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County, Michigan.

Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges, and he also pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County, Michigan.

He will be sentenced on those charges after this case.

The 54-year-old Nassar will never get out of prison, according to Judge Rosemarie Aquilina -- who told the disgraced physician it was her "honor and privilege" to sentence him.

"You do not deserve to walk outside of a prison," Aquilina said. "I just signed your death warrant."

Most of the victims met Nassar during treatment for sports-related injuries, and 156 of them detailed how the sexual abuse had harmed them and impacted their lives.

Many victims accused USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic Committee and Michigan State University, where Nassar worked for about two decades, of ignoring the doctor's abuse for decades or pressuring victims into silence.