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Larry Nassar

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Larry Nassar
Lawrence Gerard Nassar

(1963-08-16) August 16, 1963 (age 60)
Education Michigan State University (DO)
Occupation(s)Physician, professor
Years active1978–2016
OrganizationUSA Gymnastics
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Criminal statusIncarcerated
Stefanie Anderson
(m. 1996; div. 2017)
Receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography (18 U.S.C. § 2252)
Possession of child pornography (18 U.S.C. § 2252)
Destroying and concealing evidence (18 U.S.C. § 1519)
First degree criminal sexual conduct (10 counts)
Criminal penalty100 to 235 years in prison
CountryUnited States
Date apprehended
November 22, 2016
Imprisoned atUnited States Penitentiary, Coleman II

Lawrence Gerard Nassar (born August 16, 1963) is a Lebanese American convicted serial child molester. He was the USA Gymnastics national team doctor and an osteopathic physician at Michigan State University.

Nassar's acts of assault sparked the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal, in which he was accused of molesting at least 150 underage girls and boys, including a number of well-known Olympic gymnasts. The allegations against him date as far back as 1992.[1] He has admitted to at least ten of the accusations. Some writers described him as a hebephilic doctor.[2]

In July 2017, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. On January 24, 2018, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in a state prison in Michigan after pleading guilty to the sexual assault of minors.[3][4]

On July 9, 2023, Nassar got into a fight with another inmate and was stabbed multiple times in the chest and back; he survived the altercation in stable condition.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Murphy, Dan (2017-04-19). "Four new complaints filed against Larry Nassar, including one dating to '92". ESPN.
  2. Staurowsky, Ellen J. "Invisible Seasons: Title IX and the Fight for Equity in College Sports." (2017): 550-553.
  3. "Larry Nassar: Disgraced US Olympics doctor jailed for 175 years". BBC News. 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  4. "Read Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's powerful statement to Larry Nassar". CNN.com. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  5. Balsamo, Michael; Sisak, Michael R. (July 10, 2023). "Disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar stabbed multiple times at Florida federal prison: AP sources". Associated Press. Retrieved 2023-07-10.