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Thursday, January 25, 2018
East Oregonian
Page 3B
Gymnastics doctor sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison
By DAVID EGGERT
and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
Associated Press
LANSING, Mich. — The
former sports doctor who
admitted molesting some of
the nation’s top gymnasts
for years under the guise
of medical treatment was
sentenced Wednesday to 40
to 175 years in prison by a
judge who proudly told him,
“I just signed your death
warrant.”
The sentence capped
a remarkable seven-day
hearing in which more
than 150 of Larry Nassar’s
victims offered statements
about the physician who
was renowned for treating
athletes at the sport’s highest
levels. Some confronted him
face to face in the Michigan
courtroom.
“It is my honor and privi-
lege to sentence you. You do
not deserve to walk outside a
prison ever again. You have
done nothing to control those
urges and anywhere you
walk, destruction will occur
to those most vulnerable,”
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina
said.
Nassar’s actions were
“precise, calculated, manip-
ulative, devious, despicable,”
she said.
When the hearing ended,
the courtroom broke into
applause.
Victims
and
prosecutors embraced at the
conclusion of the grueling
16-month case.
But the anguish of the
past week will have little,
if any, practical effect on
Nassar’s fate. Before serving
the Michigan sentence, the
54-year-old must fi rst serve
a 60-year federal sentence
for
child
pornography
crimes. With credit for good
behavior, he could complete
that sentence in about 55
years. But by then, he would
be more than 100 years old if
still alive.
He is also scheduled to be
sentenced next week on more
assault convictions in Eaton
County, Michigan.
A prosecutor called
Nassar “possibly the most
prolifi c serial child sex abuser
in history” and said he found
competitive gymnastics to
be a “perfect place” for his
crimes because victims saw
him as a “god.”
Prosecutor
Angela
Povilaitis also said Nassar
“perfected a built-in excuse
and defense” as a doctor, even
though he was “performing
hocus-pocus medicine.”
“It takes some kind of sick
perversion to not only assault
a child but to do so with her
parent in the room. To do so
while a lineup of eager young
gymnasts waited,” Povilaitis
said.
She urged people to
believe young victims of
sexual abuse no matter who
they accuse and praised
journalists, including those
at the Indianapolis Star, who
were among the fi rst to report
on the allegations.
Although Nassar’s work
with gymnasts received the
most attention, the allega-
tions against him spanned a
dozen sports over 25 years.
Nassar turned to the
courtroom gallery to make a
brief statement, saying that
the victims’ accounts had
“shaken me to my core.” He
said “no words” can describe
how sorry he is for his crimes.
“I will carry your words
with me for the rest of my
days” he said as many of his
accusers wept.
The judge then read from a
letter that Nassar had written
to her that raised questions
about whether he’s truly
remorseful. The victims who
packed the courtroom gasped
as they heard passages that
included “Hell hath no fury
than a woman scorned” and
another statement in which
Nassar said the “stories”
about him were fabricated.
He also complained about
the sentence he had been
given in the child-pornog-
raphy case and defended his
actions with the athletes as
“medical, not sexual.”
“I was a good doctor
because
my
treatment
worked, and those patients
that are now speaking out
were the same ones that
praised and came back over
and over, and referred family
and friends to see me,”
Nassar wrote.
One of the fi rst athletes
to publicly accuse Nassar of
sexual assault was the last
victim to offer a statement at
the hearing.
Rachael
Denhollander
is a Kentucky lawyer who
stepped forward in 2016 after
the sport’s governing body
was accused of mishandling
complaints of sexual assault.
She said Nassar groped and
fondled her when she was
a 15-year-old gymnast in
Michigan.
Denhollander’s
state-
ments to Michigan State
University police put the
criminal investigation in high
gear in 2016.
BULLDOGS: Honor seniors, fi ve of six won their bout with lone loss going in OT
Continued from 1B
was awesome, Trevor did
awesome.”
Faaeteete was close to
pinning his competition just
41 seconds into the bout, but
opponent Tanner Fletcher got
the reversal to cut the score to
3-2 after round one. The next
two minutes were even more
action-packed. A reversal
for Faaeteete, another for
Fletcher, a near fall here,
some more reversals there.
But the score continued to
give Faaeteete the advantage,
as he was up 12-8 entering
the fi nal round.
Fletcher got within one
point, 13-12, with 23 seconds
left and was threatening a
comeback win but a fi nal
and Hood River’s Nathaniel
Quintanilla were the last
wrestlers of the night. Herm-
iston was up 39-21 at that
point, but Kirkpatrick still
needed a win to cement the
Bulldogs’ fate.
It only took him 1:16 to do
so when he won by fall.
“Well you know every
match is the same,” Kirk-
patrick said when asked
about his mentality entering
the fi nal bout. “I just go out
there with the same intensity
and the same motivation, the
Staff photo by E.J. Harris
needed a win and I had to
Hermiston’s A.J. Tuia attempts to pin Hood River’s Tris-
ten Keely in the Bulldogs’ dual-meet win against the give them the win.”
The night ended with as
Eagles on Wednesday in Hermiston.
much excitement as it began
with.
point for a late escape gave decision.
Hermiston’s Jake Palmer
Faaeteete a 14-12 win by
Zack Kirkpatrick (170)
(182) was the fi rst man
up after the team’s started
by pulling random weight
classes. His match came
down to the third and fi nal
period, where Palmer would
escape for a 3-2 win. Herm-
iston got the start it wanted
and was up 9-0.
Moises Avila (195) was
one of two wrestlers to win
by forfeit, and the other was
Adrian Delgado (106) to give
the Bulldogs easy points.
Joey Gutierrez moved
up two weight classes to
face Logan Jensen-Smith.
Gutierrez had no problems
getting through his bout
unscathed, winning by fall in
just 1:05.
Fellow senior Beau
Blake followed. Blake is the
most probable Bulldog to
make a deep run in the state
championships. Ranked No.
2 in the state, he was paired
up with Hood River’s Adrian
Ramirez — who claims the
No. 4 spot in state rankings
in the 285 division.
The six minutes of regu-
lation time wasn’t enough
to pick a winner between the
two. They battled it out under
the ultimate tie-breaker with
Ramirez coming out the
victor, 3-2.
Hermiston honored its six
seniors before the dual, but
it won’t be the last time the
Bulldogs wrestle in front of a
home crowd.
WRESTLING: Pirates bring small squad to Echo, win with mostly forfeiture
Continued from 1B
from the Riverside-Echo
matchup were made avail-
able Wednesday.
In one of three of the
Cougars’ duals, they fell
40-30 at the hands of the
Pirates.
Two forfeits started the
match, giving Riverside a
12-0 advantage.
The Pirates went on to win
their next two bouts, when
Abraham Silva (120) faced
Daylon Eng and Andrew
Barker (126) wrestled Kyle
Ranger.
Silva was able to pin Eng,
while Baker went the full
three rounds to win by a 13-2
major decision.
Echo’s Hayden Hilliard
(132) was the fi rst Cougar
to get points on the board
after winning by fall over
Christian Reyes.
Two Cougar forfeits sand-
wiched a win, as Mychael
Pointer (145) pinned Jacob
Harris to cut their defi cit to
34-12.
Now, it was time for the
home school to rack up easy
points. Three consecutive
forfeits in the 182, 195 and
220-pound division put Echo
within striking distance,
34-30.
But another forfeit, this
time favoring Riverside,
sealed the Pirates 40-30 win.
Echo will be traveling to
the New Plymouth Invite
in Idaho on Saturday, while
Riverside stays close to home
and will join Hermiston at
the Farm City event held at
Hermiston High.
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