Former gymnasts Larissa Boyce (left) and Ashley Erickson greet each other during the sentencing hearing of Larry Nassar. Almost 260 girls and women provided testimony against the 54-year-old, including Olympic gold medallists Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney. The IndyStar, part of the USA TODAY Network, revealed the first allegations of abuse by Nassar in September 2016.
Nassar first fell under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny in July 2015, after abuse allegations were reported to the agency by three gymnasts. But Nassar's sentencing renewed the attention on the organization's potential failures.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette appointed a special prosecutor Saturday to investigate "every corner" of Michigan State, and several organizations have initiated investigations of USA Gymnastics.
Nassar had pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County. After his apology, Judge Janice Cunningham, who said there was "no way" she would punish him under her contempt of court powers.
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Some victims say the abuse occurred decades ago.
"The depth and the tragedy is incomprehensible", Judge Cunningham said, "it spans the country and the world".
Margraves later apologized. Judge Cunningham said there was "no way" she would fine or jail him.
Ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar was handed his third sentence on Monday, this time of 40 to 125 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting young gymnasts at an elite MI training facility. Roughly 200 women delivered victim impact statements in Ingham County and Eaton County. Perhaps the most critical: Believe children when they say they've been abused.
The hearing focuses on Nassar's work with Twistars, an elite MI gymnastics club. He also was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes.
The latest round of sentencing has seen Nassar sit through testimony from dozens of victims over two days last week.
"We must all start by believing victims when they tell, regardless of who the adult is [.] We must stop blaming, stop blaming victims, stop blaming parents".
Nassar had massaged 17-year-old Brianne Randall-Gay's breasts and tried to put his fingers in her vagina.