A former Olympics Gymnastics doctor in the United States, Larry Nassar, has been sentenced to 175 years for his sex crimes.
The judgement was delivered after seven days of a court listening to more than 160 girls, women and parents describe the impact of his sexual abuse on the victims.
Larry Nassar, when brought into the courtroom had made an attempt at apologizing by saying: “There are no words that can describe the depth and breadth for how sorry I am for what has occurred.”
He added: “Your words these past several days, your words, have had a significant emotional effect on myself and has shaken me to my core.
“I also realize what I’m feeling pales in comparison.”
“I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days.”
The presiding judge, Rosemarie Aquilina, however proceeded to read from a letter Nassar wrote a week ago which presented a contrasting sentiment.
Nassar had in the letter complained about the length of his sentencing hearing adding that his touching of patients was legitimate medical therapy.
Nassar, also in the letter had stated that some of the victims had fabricated their reports.
An excerpt of the letter read by the judge goes thus; “My treatments worked, and those patients that are now speaking out were the same ones that praised me.”
“The media convinced them that everything I did was wrong and bad. . . . Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
Aquilina, addressing Nassar directly proceeded to say: “It was not treatment what you did; it was not medical.
“I wouldn’t send my dogs to you, sir.”
Aquilina then proceeded to sentence Nassar to 175 years behind bars with a minimum of 40 years in Michigan state prison.
She added: “I’ve just signed your death warrant.”