FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, Michigan sport doctor Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. A judge on Friday, April 14, 2017, has barred the public from the courtroom when two women and a teenage girl are expected to testify in June that Nassar sexually assaulted them during medical appointments. (Robert Killips /Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
Photo: Robert Killips/AP
Photo: Robert Killips/AP

Former USA Gymnastics doctor receives maximum 60-year sentence for child porn charges

Former Michigan State and United States gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to the maximum 60 years in prison by a federal judge Thursday for child pornography charges.

Nassar pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining and possessing child pornography and attempting to destroy evidence in July and in November, Nassar pleaded guilty to 10 state counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

"It's imperative Mr. Nassar be deterred as long as possible," Judge Janet T. Neff said, according to ESPN. "Mr. Nassar was, is and, in my view, will continue to be a danger to children. He has demonstrated that he should never again have access to children."

Nassar is accused by dozens of women for molestation of young athletes at his Michigan State University clinics and the US Women's Team.

Former U.S. Olympians McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas are three of the many woman to accuse Nassar of sexual assault and disgusting his abuse as treatments. 

Nassar is still being sued by more than 125 women who claim he disguised his abuse as medical treatments. 

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