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Convicted Sexual Abuser Larry Nassar Doesn’t Want To Hear From His Victims

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Former Olympic gymnastics trainer Larry Nassar has sent a letter to the judge saying he’s not “mentally” sure he can continue to listen to his victims’ testimonies, according to Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel.

Wetzel tweeted Thursday morning, “Larry Nassar sent letter to the judge saying he is struggling to deal with victim statements and is uncertain in ‘my ability to be able to face witnesses these next four days, mentally.'”

Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison after being convicted on child porn charges, and is currently facing sentencing on seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

A total of 98 100 women are expected to speak or write letters during his sentencing, which began Tuesday, according to ESPN.

ESPN reported the following:

Prosecutors expect 98 women to speak or submit written statements this week. There were 28 submitted statements Tuesday. Police have received 125 complaints about Nassar since September 2016 when Rachael Denhollander, a 32-year-old lawyer and mother of three, shared her story about Nassar’s assault with the Indianapolis Star. The girls and women who have filed police reports ranged from those who say they were assaulted when they were as young as 6 years old to a woman who told the court Tuesday that Nassar preyed on her when she went to see him after his divorce.

The women who spoke in court Tuesday provide a window into the array of girls and women who say Nassar abused them. That list includes several Olympic medalists, youth gymnasts, figure skaters, college athletes who played a variety of sports, others who saw Nassar for non-sports injuries and family friends.

I hope the judge forces Nassar to sit there and continue to listen to every single testimony. Sports pundit Danny Kannell suggested that he be forced to listen the testimony of his victims on a loop until he’s dead. That’s not a bad idea either.

This monster needs to be locked up the moment the testimonies are done, and then the key needs to be lost forever. The horror he inflicted on scores of women is beyond words.

Olympic stars McKayla Maroney, Simone Biles and Ali Raisman have all claimed abuse at the evil hands of Nassar. It’s one of the most disgusting and horrifying stories we’ve seen out of the sports world in my lifetime. Only the case of Jerry Sandusky even seems to compare.

Hopefully, Nassar gets everything that he has coming to him.

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