Top gymnastics board members resign in wake of abuse case

Decade Judge Rosemarie Aquilina of the 30th Circuit Court for Ingham County was elected in 2008

Judge: Victims of ex-USA Gymnastics doc Larry Nassar are 'sister survivor warriors'

She subsequently heard from Mattie Larson, a former member of the national gymnastics team, who said Nassar's fingers "always seemed to find a way" to her genitals, even when he was supposed to be treating her for ankle and foot injuries.

Nassar is to be sentenced this week and the judge has allowed many of his victims, including Raisman, to address him in court. At least 12 reported assaults occurred after the investigation ended, according to a university police report that was provided to the FBI for review by the us attorney. Several board members of USA Gymnastics resigned.

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More than 140 victim impact statements are now expected.

Nassar has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges, but could be facing an additional 25 to 40 years for 10 counts of sexual misconduct with minors.

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From there, the number of victims coming forward continued to grow, getting another jolt with the sentencing that began last week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the issue publicly.

Following the disclosure of the scandal, the former USA Gymnastics president resigned a year ago and the organization adopted a series of measures in order to prevent future cases of abuse. "Leave the blame here with him", Aquilina said.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina overseeing the sentencing for former MI sports doctor Larry Nassar says victims are an "army" and "sister survivor warriors".

Michigan State University's leadership also has been under fire, with a protest planned Friday demanding the resignation of its president Lou Anna K. Simon. He had been on the medical staff at USA Gymnastics, the governing body for gymnastics competition in the United States, since 1986. Nassar had served as the gymnastics and women's crew team physician at the university.

Ferguson said there are "so many more things going on" at Michigan State "than just this Nassar thing".

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"The NCAA. has requested information from Michigan State about any potential rules violations", NCAA attorney Donald Remy said Tuesday, per The Times. Any suggestion that the university engaged in a cover-up is "simply false", an MSU statement asserted last week.

Nassar, 54, is already serving what may in effect be a life sentence.

As Nassar has had to sit and listen to numerous women he abused when they were younger, we can only hope that they truly do feel some closure to what they had to suffer through.

"You need to confess the facts", Miller says directly to Nassar.

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