Evil Ex-MSU Doctor Larry Nassar to Admit Sexual Abuse
November 21st, 2017, 7:46 AM
Larry Nassar, the 54-year-old former Michigan State University gymnastic doctor, plans to plead guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges in two counties involving allegations that he assaulted girls during treatment, The Detroit News reports, citing "a source close to the case."
As part of the deal, the Attorney General’s office has agreed not to press more charges against him involving dozens of other women who allege he sexually abused them when they were girls, writes Kim Kozlowski of the Detroit News.
He will get a minimum prison sentence of at least 25 years, versus the possibility of a life sentence if he went to trial. He is scheduled to plea Wednesday in Ingham County Circuit Court and Nov. 29 in Eaton County Circuit Court.
In July, he pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids to having thousands of images and videos of child pornography. Sentencing is set for Dec. 7.
John Manly, a California-based attorney who represents 105 women in lawsuits, tells the News:
"This effectively was rape. These were children, and mostly they were minors and he was their doctor, in a position of trust and he violated their trust and their parents’ trust. He took their innocence and in most instances, it was their first sexual experience.
"This was not 'I was drunk and made a mistake and hurt someone.'"