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26 January 2018 - USA Gymnastics Doctor Gets up to 175 Years in Jail

Publié par Marion Coste le 26/01/2018

The American Public Finally Heard The Women Larry Nassar Abused
Emma Gray (The Huffington Post, 25/01/2018)

“We are Jane Does no more.”

On Jan. 24, gymnast Kaylee Lorincz directed that statement at former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. She stood up at a podium, the 155th woman to do so in a Lansing, Michigan courtroom over the past week, and faced both the man she says abused her and Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, the judge who held that man’s fate in her hands.

After years of being ignored, disbelieved and silenced, Lorincz and the more than 160 other women Nassar victimized were finally heard.

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156 Survivors

Larry Nassar's 'death warrant': sexual abuser jailed for up to 175 years
Tom Lutz and Bryan Armen Graham (The Guardian, 25/01/2018)

The former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to between 40 and 175 years in prison for abusing athletes in his care.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina reached her decision after a sentence hearing that heard from dozens of women and girls, including the Olympic champions Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney.

Nassar had already admitted in November to molesting seven girls in his care under the guise of treatment. But a total of 156 girls and women came forward to speak at the seven-day sentencing hearing, saying they had also suffered abuse at his hands, with two dozen more submitting private letters to the court.

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Sexual Abuse

The Larry Nassar Case and What Comes Next
Christine Hauser (The New York Post, 25/01/2018)

Lawrence G. Nassar, the former physician for the American gymnastics team, was sentenced on Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison for sex crimes.

It capped more than a week of victim impact statements by young women and teenagers who described how, as aspiring athletes, they were sent to Dr. Nassar at gymnastics camps, gyms, his home and the Michigan State University clinic.

Olympic athletes were among those who spoke at the hearing about their abuse. Here is a look at coverage by The New York Times.

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Further Investigations

Senators call for investigation of USOC, USA Gymnastics
Matthew Daly (The Washington Times, 25/01/2018)

Senators from both parties are calling for creation of a select committee to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics following the sentencing of a former sports doctor who admitted molesting female gymnasts for years under the guise of medical treatment.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said the Senate should review how Dr. Larry Nassar was given unsupervised access to the gymnasts. Nassar was sentenced Wednesday to up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing more than 150 women and girls over 25 years.

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, also backed the special committee, saying that “while some justice has finally been served, there are a great deal of questions that still remain” about how Nassar was able to continue his abuse for so many years.

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