Lawrence Nassar is an American convicted sex offender, arrested for sexual assault with minor girls of the USA Gymnastics team. Read further to know the details behind his crimes.
Larry Nassar is a former osteopathic physician and lecturer at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
He has been convicted of multiple sexual offenses and is serving a life sentence in jail.
In 2019, HBO broadcasted At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, a documentary explaining Nassar’s serial sexual violence.
Further, Nassar’s scandal and crimes are the subjects of the Netflix documentary Athlete A which premiered in 2020.
Who Is Larry Nassar, And What Did He Do?
Larry Nassar is a former trainer of the USA gymnastics national team, who was sentenced for sexual abuse to minor athletes of the USA Gymnastic team.
He used to train the athletes at the highest level and some of the best gymnasts in the world.
Larry was the team doctor for the US women’s national gymnastics team for 18 years, giving him access to hundreds of young women. Hence, he misused his authority and had conducted multiple sexual assaults on the young women of the team.
Also, Nassar is a former osteopathic physician and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine lecturer.
Later, he confessed to violating girls with his bare hands when they came to see him with medical illnesses.
Furthermore, Nassar, who lost his medical license in April 2018, confessed that his actions were not medically correct and that he did not have the girls’ permission.
Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress on Wednesday that “enough is enough” in emotional testimony along with other young gymnasts about her sexual abuse at the hands of USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.https://t.co/e4awPf8Ow4
— WETM-TV (@WETM18News) September 15, 2021
Larry Nassar Scandal And Current Status
Larry Nassar’s sexual assault of young girls and women, and the ensuing cover-up, resulted in the 2015 USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal.
Nassar is accused of violating at least 265 young women and girls while undergoing medical care.
Similarly, numerous Olympic and US women’s national gymnastics team gymnasts were among his victims.
Later, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years imprisonment on December 7, 2017, after confessing to child pornography and tampering with evidence charges.
In addition, he was sentenced to an extra 40 to 175 years in Michigan State prison after appearing in court on seven charges of sexual abuse.
Team USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Testimony
Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics doctor, delivered a brief statement before his sentence, saying he would take the words of his victims with him for the rest of his life.
Seven days of heartbreaking victim testimony preceded the sentence.
Nassar claimed his victims’ statements had shocked him to the core as he turned to face them in the courtroom.
Larry argues his decades of sexual assault of hundreds of women and girls should have been treated as a medical negligence issue rather than a crime.
Additionally, Nassar said he only pled guilty because he lost support from the medical community and his patients.
"I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse."
— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) September 15, 2021
Larry Nassar Wife And Daughters
Larry Nassar married his ex-wife, Stephanie, on October 19, 1996, at East Lansing’s St. John’s Catholic Church.
Larry and Stephanie shared two daughters and a son named Katelyn Nassar, Caroline Nassar, and Ryan Nassar.
After he was jailed for suspicion of sex offenses, the couple split up, and his wife was granted a divorce in July 2017.
Moreover, his sentence and hearing were not attended to by her family members, including her wife and children.