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Larry Nassar's sentencing in Eaton County to last 3-4 days after more victims come forward

50-60 victims expected to speak during sentencing

Larry Nassar at his sentencing Jan. 24, 2018. (WDIV)
Larry Nassar at his sentencing Jan. 24, 2018. (WDIV)

EATON COUNTY, Mich. – Former sports doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison Wednesday for sexually abusing young athletes in Ingham County, but his time in court hasn't ended, WDIV reports.

Nassar faces additional sentencing in Eaton County, Michigan, after he pleaded guilty to three more criminal sexual conduct charges.

Nassar faced 13 counts of criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County, but accepted a plea agreement that reduced six charges and dropped four.

The sentencing is expected to begin Jan. 31 in Eaton County. He faces a minimum of 25 years in prison.

The sentencing was supposed to last just one day, but now more victims have come forward. The sentencing is now expected to last three or four days.

During Nassar's seven-day sentencing in Ingham County, 156 victims delivered impact statements in court. Nassar listened to each statement, many of which were followed by applause in the courtroom.

Nassar addressed the court before Judge Rose Marie Aquilina handed down his sentence.

"Your words these past several days have had a significant emotional effect on myself and have shaken me to my core," Nassar said. "I also recognize that what I am feeling pales in comparison to the pain, trauma and emotional destruction that all of you are feeling. No words can describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred. An acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write and convey. I will carry your words with me for the rest my days."

As Aquilina handed down the sentence she told Nassar, "I just signed your death warrant." She described Nassar's sentencing as a "privilege" for her.

Nassar also received 60 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Investigators found more than 37,000 images on Nassar's electronic devices.


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