As expected, former U.S. gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar pleaded guilty Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal conduct, as reported by CNN, having used the power of his position to sexually abuse underage girls.
Aly adds that just because he plead guilty to only seven, doesn't mean that there aren't more out there.
Prosecutors said they will not oppose concurrent sentencing and they will not prosecute Nassar for any of the other women who have filed complaints against him with police in MI. Nassar lost his license to practice medicine in April.
The plea deal allowed for all 125 victims who reported assaults to Michigan State Police to give victim impact statements when Nassar is sentenced in January, CNN reported. Some were crying. "For all those involved".More news: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai doubts ruling party ability
He told the court: "I'm so sorry that this was like a match that turned into a forest fire, out of control". "I pray the rosary every day for forgiveness". I want this community to heal.
Nassar - who was involved with USA Gymnastics for almost three decades and worked with the country's gymnasts at four separate Olympic Games - could be sentenced to at least 25 years in prison on the charges brought in MI. In Michigan, inmates are eligible for parole after serving a minimum sentence.
She called the accusers "superheroes for all of America, because this is an epidemic".
Wearing an orange jumpsuit, a grim-faced Larry Nassar admitted to abusing seven girls, at least three of them when they were under the age of 13. After the hearing, one of his accusers, Larissa Boyce, said it was "really hard" to look at Nassar in the courtroom.More news: Lebanon's PM returns to Beirut after abrupt resignation while in Saudi Arabia
Nassar is also scheduled to appear in a separate plea hearing Monday on the remainder of the charges against him. Women and girls said the stories inspired them to step forward with detailed allegations of abuse.
With Nassar now being held accountable for his crimes, three of his victims and their lawyers demanded additional accountability from officials who were aware of prior accusations.More news: Taylor Swift makes surprise appearance at 2017 AMAs to honour Diana Ross
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