Who is Larry Nassar?
|Born Name –||Lawrence Gerard Nassar|
|Date of Birth –||August 16, 1963|
|Age –||59 as of 2023|
|Place of Birth –||Farmington Hills, Michigan, US|
|Occupation –||Osteopathic physician, professor|
|Years active –||1978–2016|
|Spouse –||Stefanie Anderson (m. 1996; div. 2017)|
Lawrence Gerard Nassar, an American serial child molester, rapist, and former osteopathic sports medicine doctor, was born on August 16, 1963.
He served as the team physician for the American women’s national gymnastics team for 18 years, and during that time, he took advantage of, misled, and sexually assaulted hundreds of young girls and toddlers.
Nassar’s sexual abuse of young girls and women, as well as the ensuing cover-up, sparked the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal, which began in 2015, alleging that Nassar sexually abused at least 265 young women and girls under the pretext of medical treatment. Among his victims were many Olympic and US women’s national gymnastics team athletes.
On December 7, 2017, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography and tampering with evidence charges on July 11, 2017. Nassar was sentenced to an extra 40 to 175 years in Michigan State prison on January 24, 2018, after pleading guilty to seven counts of sexual assault in Ingham County. He was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in Michigan State prison on February 5, 2018, after pleading guilty to three more counts of sexual assault in Eaton County.
According to the court in charge of the federal case, his state jail sentences are to run concurrently with his federal sentence, resulting in a de facto punishment of life imprisonment without the possibility of release. When Nassar is freed from federal jail, he will be sent to a Michigan state prison to complete his two state terms concurrently. He appears in the documentary Athlete A, which will be released in 2020.
Larry Nassar Career
Nassar received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993. He finished his family practise residency at St. Lawrence Hospital before moving on to a fellowship in sports medicine in 1997.
In 1997, he began working as an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Family and Community Medicine in the College of Human Medicine, earning $100,000 per year (equivalent to $182,297 in 2022). Nassar is recognized as a co-author on at least six scientific articles on gymnastics injury therapy.
A Career in Sports Medicine
In 1986, Nassar started working as an athletic trainer for the USA Gymnastics national team. Nassar began working with John Geddert at Twistars, a gymnastics training facility, in 1988. In 1996, he began working as a team doctor at Holt High School. From 1996 through 2014, he was the national medical coordinator for USA Gymnastics.
Larry Nassar Private life
Nassar was married to his wife, Stefanie, from 1996 until 2017, and the pair had three children together. Nassar lived in Holt, Michigan, at the time of his arrest in December 2016. After he was detained on suspicion of sex offences, the couple divorced, and his wife was given full custody of their three children in July 2017.