265 women were abused by US gymnastics doctor

Updated: Feb 01, 2018, 20:28 IST | AFP

The number of women and girls now known to have been abused by Larry Nassar has risen to 265, a Michigan judge told a final sentencing hearing last night where the former USA gymnastics doctor faced his accusers once again

Larry Nassar
Larry Nassar

The number of women and girls now known to have been abused by Larry Nassar has risen to 265, a Michigan judge told a final sentencing hearing last night where the former USA gymnastics doctor faced his accusers once again.

At least 65 of Nassar's victims were to speak out over several days at the last of three sentencing hearings for the disgraced doctor who molested his patients for two decades under the guise of medical treatment.

Nassar, 54, was sentenced last week to 40 to 175 years for molesting girls at his Michigan State University (MSU) clinic, in addition
to a prior sentence of 60 years for possessing child pornography.

The poignant accounts of abuse suffered by more than 150 young women and girls, who took the stand over the past two weeks, have had profound repercussions for the US sporting world, with resignations, retirements and new investigations announced at a rapid pace.

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