PressTV-US doctor gets 60 years over sex abuse charges

A former US sports doctor has been sentenced to 60 years in prison over accusations of sexually assaulting female athletes and possessing images of child pornography.

The ruling was made by a federal judge on Thursday, handing down the sentence to Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor in the US state of Michigan, who is accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts and possessing thousands of images and videos of child pornography depicting children as young as infants between 2003 and 2016.

US District Judge Janet Neff, referring to court documents, said there was a link between Nassar’s child pornography and his “prolific molestation of children,” adding that he “has demonstrated that he should never again have access to children.”

Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar (C) addresses the court with his defense attorneys in Ingham County Circuit Court on November 22, 2017 in Lansing,…

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