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The verdict is in – former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar has finally been sentenced, and the judge has ruled that he will face 40-175 years behind bars.
“I’ve just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said in a Lansing, Michigan courtroom.
The disgraced Team USA doctor offered a short statement after a week of hearing statements from 156 of his victims.
“There are no words that can describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred,” he reportedly said.
“An acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write and convey.
“I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days.”
Prior to the sentencing, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina also read a letter which Nassar previously wrote, whereby he defended his medical care, and stated that he was “manipulated” into pleading guilty.
He also accused his victims of lying…
“I was a good doctor because my treatments worked, and those patients that are now speaking out are the same ones that praised and came back over and over,” the letter read.
“The media convinced them that everything I did was wrong and bad.
“They feel I broke their trust. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
The judge ruled that the letter proved that he didn’t “get it”, before sentencing the former doctor to life imprisonment.
“I find that you don’t get it, that you’re a danger. That you remain a danger.
“I wouldn’t send my dogs to you, sir,” she added.
Previously, Nassar had pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct, and admitted to using his medical position to assault girls under the guise of medical treatment.
He has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for federal child pornography charges.
He has also pleaded guilty to three charges of criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County in Michigan, which he will be sentenced for on January 31.