Dec 7, 2017, 1:05 PM ET

Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sentenced to 60 years over child porn charges

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Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges in July.

Investigators said he possessed more than 37,000 videos and images of child pornography.

Michelle Benham, chief deputy clerk of U.S. District County Western District of Michigan, confirmed the sentence to ABC News.

PHOTO: Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich., Nov. 22, 2017. Paul Sancya/AP FILE
Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich., Nov. 22, 2017.

Nassar also faces sentencing in two state courts after pleading guilty last month to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving girls who were 15 years old or younger Ingham County in Michigan, as well as three other counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County, Michigan.

The charges relate to Nassar's time a faculty member at Michigan State University, from 1997 to 2016, when, the university said, he was fired after the allegations surfaced. As part of his plea agreement, Nassar admitted that touching the women and girls was not a medical procedure, and he will not be able to use it as a defense moving forward.

Sentencing in the state cases will take place in January.

Nassar is also named in civil lawsuits, in which he is accused of sexual misconduct by more than 125 women and girls.

Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas have publicly said they were abused by Nassar.

ABC News' Rachel Katz contributed to this report.

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  • H Ruth

    When he comes up for sentencing on the State Charges the judge should not make any sentence concurrent to his federal time. Once his 60 years of federal time is up then he should start his state time. OOOPS that is if he makes the 60 years of Federal time

  • Meowza

    Nothing's worse than a child predator. I agree with the comment that a sexual assault on a child should be able to be punishable by death. Or, they could do the world a favor and jump off the nearest tall bridge.

    Have fun in prison fella. You know how other convicts feel about child predators.

  • flatrock

    Sounds like a good start. The 10 counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under 15 should add considerably to that.
    I however think that Congress should consider making sexual assault on a child a death penalty offense.

  • Mr Wayne

    He can run for office on the Republic ticket in Alabama.

  • oldschool

    Moore now realizes he chose the wrong profession.

  • lowtechmaster

    He will be VERY popular in prison. (Don't drop your soap, Larry.)

  • Night_Fury

    Oh how the mighty are falling. Next up, Orange Face?

  • hemusbull

    This paedo perv must change his sexual preferences now to satisfy his in(team)mates...LOL

  • hemusbull

    This paedo perv must change his sexual preferences now to satisfy his in(team)mates...LOL

  • Optimist-2618173

    In an ideal world, he would share a jail cell with Roy Moore. Alas, we live in an imperfect world where Roy Moore is still running for senator.

  • Time_For_A_Trainwreck

    Could have had a career in politics if he only lived in Alabama.

  • Dicazi

    Disgusting. He should be in solitary for the rest of his life.
    To take girls, who are too young to even have had a GYN exam before, and tell them its some kind of mefical treatment for their back, they won't know any better.
    That some of these young women were able to go on and compete and win is a testament to their inner strength.

  • bee's knees

    More sentencing to come.
    The bad doctor is going to die in prison.

  • Former Earthling

    Perfect fit for today's GOP.

  • Ivan Ivanovitch

    Wonder if his fellow inmates will treat his gymnastic injuries similarly?

  • Pataboy

    Larry and donald have the same amount of letters in their names...

  • Truth-B-Me

    I'm sure that Roy Moore and the fake president feels that Larry's sentence is way too harsh.

  • TheDom

    He won't last a year in Fed prison system He is mentally not up to the task at hand.

  • ralphpetrillo

    Trump supports you.

  • Stefan Michaud

    There's a vacant senate seat in next-door Minnesota.

  • Rudi Stein

    They're gonna cut your d I c k off, Larry
    - Dude Lebowski