Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography, it was announced on Thursday (Dec 7). It was alleged that Nassar sexually assaulted gymnasts under the guise of medical treatment.

The federal prison will ensure that the notorious doctor is imprisoned for the rest of his life.

“You have to wonder whether he felt he was omnipotent, whether he felt he was getting away with something so cleverly. He has demonstrated that he should never again have access to children,” – US District Judge Janet Neff

“You have to wonder whether he felt he was omnipotent, whether he felt he was getting away with something so cleverly,” US District Judge Janet Neff said in a Michigan courtroom, according to the Lansing State Journal. “He has demonstrated that he should never again have access to children.”

“The government said he had 37,000 images of child pornography, including images of children as young as infants,” MLive reports.

Nassar, 54, was found guilty in July to federal child pornography charges.

Two-time Olympic teammate Aly Raisman in her autobiography “Fierce”, released earlier this month, wrote about alleged abuse by Nassar. Also, Olympic medallist McKayla Maroney disclosed abuse by Nassar in October

“It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was ‘treated’. It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and it happened before I won my silver,” Maroney revealed.

She said the scariest night of her life happened when she was 15 years old. Nassar gave her a sleeping pill for the flight. The next thing she remembers is being alone with him in his hotel room getting a treatment.

Jamie Dantzscher, a bronze medallist on the 2000 US Olympic team, then joined the group to file lawsuits against Nassar in 2016. Reports by Indianapolis Star highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches and staff at more than 3,500 clubs across the country.

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