Father Of Abused Girls Tries To Tackle Larry Nassar

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The father of three girls abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar tried to attack the convicted sex criminal in court on Friday.


The father asked the judge for five minutes — and then just one minute — alone with Nassar, which the judge denied.

“To grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon. Would you do that?” he asked the judge.

“That is not how our…” the judge responded.

“Yes or no?” the father pressed.

“No, sir, I can’t,” the judge repeated.

“Would you give me one minute?” the father asked again.

” You know I can’t do that,” the judge responded. “That’s not how our legal system works.”

After the repeated denials, the father lunged and tried to attack Nassar before being restrained by police officers.

Nassar is accused of assaulting at least 150 young gymnasts, including Olympians Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney, while pretending to perform medical treatments on them. Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct and will spend up to 175 years in prison.

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