CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Prosecutors say 265 women or girls have now reported to law enforcement that they were abused by convicted sexual predator Larry Nassar.
Public knowledge about the scope of Nassar’s abuses continued to grow Wednesday morning during a sentencing hearing for the disgraced Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor. The number of reports to police about Nassar has more than doubled since he pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in November.
Nassar was sentenced last Wednesday to up to 175 years in state prison for seven of those counts in Ingham County, where Michigan State is located. His sentencing hearing for the three remaining charges started Wednesday morning in nearby Eaton County, where he lived and saw gymnasts at a local club, Twistars. More than 150 people provided impact statements in Ingham County, and at least 65 more statements are expected at the Eaton County hearing.