Doc­tor jailed for child porn

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Larry Nas­sar, the former USA team doc­tor ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing gym­nasts, was yes­ter­day sen­tenced to 60 years in prison on fed­eral child pornog­ra­phy charges that grew out of a sex-abuse in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Dis­trict Judge Janet Neff in Grand Rapids, Michi­gan, handed down the sen­tences sought by pros­e­cu­tors, who said there was a link be­tween Nas­sar’s child-pornog­ra­phy ac­tiv­i­ties and his “pro­lific mo­lesta­tion of chil­dren”, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

“You have to won­der whether he felt he was om­nipo­tent, whether he felt he was get­ting away with some­thing so clev­erly,” Neff said ac­cord­ing to the Lans­ing State Jour­nal.

Nas­sar, 54, pleaded guilty in July to pos­sess­ing thou­sands of images and videos of child pornog­ra­phy de­pict­ing chil­dren as young as in­fants be­tween 2003 and 2016.

He is also set to be sen­tenced next month in state court af­ter plead­ing guilty to ad­di­tional counts of crim­i­nal sex­ual con­duct for as­sault­ing girls un­der the guise of med­i­cal treat­ment. Nas­sar’s sen­tenc­ing fol­lowed claims by gym­nasts that they had been sex­u­ally abused by the former team doc­tor.

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