Sexual Molester Plays Victim Following Testimonies In USA Gymnastics Sex Abuse Scandal

Ross Houston
January 19, 2018

"I hope USA Gymnastics listens because they haven't listened to us so far", she said.

Over the course of almost 20 years, more than a dozen employees of Michigan State University were made aware of sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar and failed to act on them, according to an investigation by the Detroit News. Klages told Boyce that an allegation would have "serious consequences" for her, which pressured Boyce into retreat.

"I didn't ask any media to be here", she said.

She noted that the MSU Sports Medicine Clinic did not have formal protocols such as requiring a chaperone in the room during "sensitive" procedures or requiring doctors to get explicit permission before penetrating a patient's vagina or anus. She did attend the hearing on Wednesday, though one of Nassar's victims tweeted she was not impressed. She's already said she will impose a sentence that ensures he dies in jail.

"Survivors of ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse can not move on without change", the State News editorial said.

Eighty-eight women are now delivering victim impact statements at Nassar's sentencing, which began Tuesday and will run through Friday.

Nassar, 54, faces a minimum sentence of 25 to 40 years in prison for molesting girls at Michigan State University and his home.

THE former gymnastics doctor accused of sexually abusing more than a hundred young girls and women griped to a judge in a letter read in court on Thursday that it was too hard to listen to his victims' stories in the courtroom.

"He's an Olympic doctor and he should know what he is doing", Achenbach recalled Bert saying.

"Spending five or six days listening to them is significantly minor considering the thousands of hours of pleasure you had at their hands, ruining their lives", Aquilina said. Otherwise, the judge said, knock off "writing this mumbo-jumbo". "I think it would be good therapy for you and your child and the rest of us to hear you sing and to know strongly in that voice that you are a tower of strength, and all survivors can be".

Nassar, who is now serving a 60-year sentence in federal prison for possession of child pornography, also accused Aquilina of using the trial for "seeking media attention."She wasn't having a bar of it. "Writing this mumbo jumbo?"

Lemke also addressed John Geddert, Kathie Klages and MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, who were not in attendance.

Nassar was a doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. His sentence could be handed down as early as Friday. But late today came word that next week's training camp is canceled and USA gymnasts will never have to return to the Karolyi training center.

MI state judge Rosemarie Aquilina also revealed Thursday that Nassar had written a note saying he could not sit through the hearing, because he feared his mental health could not withstand the testimonies.

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