Larry Nassar's Victims Rewarded Massive Settlement

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The United States Justice Department announced it reached a $138.7 million settlement with the victims of former USA gymnastics team doctor and convicted serial child molester Larry Nassar as part of a resolution for claims of wrongdoing against the Federal Bureau of Investigation during its investigation into allegations of sexual abuse.

“For decades, Lawrence Nassar abused his position, betraying the trust of those under his care and medical supervision while skirting accountability,” Acting Associate Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “These allegations should have been taken seriously from the outset. While these settlements won’t undo the harm Nassar inflicted, our hope is that they will help give the victims of his crimes some of the critical support they need to continue healing.”

Nassar, 60, was convicted of state and federal charges for sexually assaulting members of the USA gymnastics team, which included allegations from at least 265 young women and girls, among them numerous Olympians, under the guise of medical treatment, during his 18-year tenure. The former sports medicine physician was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on December 7, 2017 after pleading guilty to child pornography and tampering with evidence charges on July 11, 2017; an additional 40 to 175 years in Michigan State prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of sexual assault in Ingham County on January 24, 2018; and an additional 40 to 125 years in Michigan State prison after pleading guilty to an additional three counts of sexual assault in Eaton County on February 5, 2018.

Nassar is currently incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary, Coleman I and II in Sumter, Florida.

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