Sex abuse: Ex-gymnastics doc jailed 175 years

Lawrence Nassar, stands with his legal team during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Michigan, on Jan 24, 2018.
Lawrence Nassar, stands with his legal team during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Michigan, on Jan 24, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

More than 150 women who spoke up about the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Lawrence Nassar got justice when the former doctor for the US gymnastics team was sentenced to spend up to 175 years in prison.

In a Michigan court on Wednesday, the judge made clear that Nassar, 54, was likely to die in prison when she said: "I have just signed your death warrant." He already faces 60 years in jail under a federal conviction for child pornography.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2018, with the headline 'Sex abuse: Ex-gymnastics doc jailed 175 years'. Print Edition | Subscribe