Earlier this year, Steve Penny resigned as chief executive of USA Gymnastics after acknowledging he had waited five weeks to report Nassar to law enforcement in 2015, and Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages retired after the university suspended her for defending Nassar in a private meeting with her gymnasts.
Its the first of three prison sentences for Larry Nassar, who will learn his punishment in state court in January after pleading guilty to using his hands to molest girls at his campus office, his home and at a gymnastics club near Lansing, Michigan, sometimes with parents in the room.
Federal prosecutors had sought the 60-year sentence, which is the maximum under sentencing guidelines. He also pleaded guilty to 10 state counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in November, with numerous 125 women who filed police reports against him in those cases saying he used his hands to penetrate them and claimed it was part of a medical procedure, according to ESPN.com.
Erin and her husband were told they were not allowed to stay with their daughter at competitions overseas nor on the Karyoli Ranch, the U.S. team's training centre in Huntsville, Texas named after former coaches Bela and Marta Karyoli, where McKayla says Nassar first abused her.
Olympians Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas say they were victims when Nassar worked for USA Gymnastics and accompanied them at workouts or worldwide events. "Larry Nassar deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison".
A week later, Nassar pleaded guilty in another court to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Neff also declared Nassar a threat to children.
He also said: "I really tried to be a good person". "Mr. Nassar was, is and, in my view, will continue to be a danger to children". "He abused my trust, abused my body and left scars on my psyche that may never heal", she wrote.
At a news conference Thursday, Rachael Denhollander, one of Nassar's victims and among those suing USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, said the organizations failed to protect them from the abuse.
We intend to fight for justice for the victims, Manly said. MI authorities arrested him last November, and in December, federal authorities added child pornography charges. In her letter, she mentioned the first time Nassar abused her. Nassar had obtained thousands of child pornographic images and videos over a 13-year period and then paid a vendor to delete them from his computer to evade investigators.