Lansing, mich. -- Lawrence g. Nassar, a former gymnastics team doctor, was sentenced on Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison for multiple sex crimes, capping a stunning seven-day hearing. At the hearing, more than 150 young women confronted him publicly about the abuse they had suffered.
密歇根州兰辛市——周三，前美国体操队队医劳伦斯·G·纳萨尔(Lawrence G. Nassar)因多次性犯罪被判处40至175年有期徒刑，为一场为时七天的惊人听证会画上了句号。在听证会上，有150名多年轻女性与他公开对质，说出她们所遭受的虐待。
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina welcomed the young women, who included several prominent olympians, to testify. She made no bones about the possibility that Dr. Nassar, 54, would die in prison.
I have just signed your death warrant, she said at the sentencing.
Nassar, who was given a chance to address the court before the verdict, apologized to the young women, turning from time to time to their seats in court and saying, "your words over the last few days have had a powerful effect on me, shaking me to the core. I will remember your words for the rest of my life." As he faced them, some women sighed with resentment and sobbed softly as he spoke.
Before announcing nassar's sentence, the judge read a letter he submitted to the court last week that contrasted sharply with his confession. In it, he complained about his treatment in a separate federal case involving child pornography and said plaintiffs in the case were pursuing media attention and money. "Hell hath no fury like a rejected woman," he wrote, apparently eliciting a gasp from the gallery as the judge read out the words.
After reading the excerpt, judge aquilina, who had previously shown strong support for women, expressed outrage at nassar.
This letter tells me that you have not acknowledged what you have done, she said. "You still think you're right, you're a doctor, you have rights, so you don't have to listen. You have a cure, Sir, and I won't give you my dog."
Nassar, 54, is accused of sexually assaulting the girls for years under the pretext of examinations or medical treatment. Some girls are as young as six. Many of them are Olympic gymnasts. In November, he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing seven girls. He had already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on child pornography charges.
The case and its aftermath are far from over. It caused outrage inside and outside the sports world, leading to the resignation this week of the President and several members of U.S.A. Gymnastics, the body that governs American Gymnastics. Last week, the group ended its partnership with a private training center on a remote Texas farm where some of the abuse took place.
There have also been calls for the resignation of the President of Michigan State University, where Mr. Nassar spent decades treating its athletes and some members of the national gymnastics team. Within hours of his sentencing, members of the Michigan house of representatives called on the school's President, Lou Anna Simon, to resign.
还有人呼吁密歇根州立大学(Michigan State University)校长辞职，纳萨尔曾在该校工作数十年时间，医治该校运动员和美国国家体操队的一些队员。在他被判刑几小时后，密歇根州众议院的议员呼吁该校校长卢·安娜·西蒙(Lou Anna Simon)辞职。
On Tuesday, the national collegiate athletic association (NCAA) formally opened an investigation into Michigan state's conduct.
Some young women have accused the U.S. Olympic committee of not doing enough to protect them when they joined the Olympic gymnastics team, forcing them to continue receiving nassar's treatment. On Wednesday, the ioc said it was taking action.
Immediately after nassar's conviction, the ioc issued a statement demanding the resignation of the entire board of USA gymnastics and promising to take further steps to investigate nassar's actions and ensure that no further harm would be done to athletes in the future. Scott Blackmun, the chief executive of the United Nations Olympic committee, apologized for missing the hearing after gymnasts sharply criticized the committee for not giving them enough support.
A number of civil cases have been filed.
The sentencing hearing, which was webcast over several days, drew national attention as it allowed a number of minor and adult women who said they had been molested by nassar for years to make victim impact statements. Many of the victims had not previously been publicly identified. The hearing, originally planned for four days, was postponed as more women came forward.
His accusers include Olympic gold medalists Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber and Simone Biles.
指控他的人当中包括奥运金牌得主艾莉·雷斯曼(Aly Raisman)、麦凯拉·马罗尼(McKayla Maroney)、盖比·道格拉斯(Gabby Douglas)、乔汀·韦伯(Jordyn Wieber)和西蒙·拜尔斯(Simone Biles)。
The last three victims spoke on Wednesday. Rachael Denhollander, one of the first women to publicly accuse nassar, was the last person to speak at the sentencing hearing. "Larry is the most dangerous kind of abuser," she said. "He was able to manipulate his victims with ruthless calculation and careful planning, deliberately creating the healthiest and most caring exterior image as a way to ensure he had a steady stream of young children to abuse."
Judge aquilina praised Dan Holland for opening the floodgates. She said, "you are the bravest person I have ever seen in court."
Under the terms of the plea agreement, the sentence included 40 years in prison; But the judge recommended that if nassar unexpectedly outlives anyone and applies for parole after serving his federal and state sentences, his time in state prison should be extended to 175 years.
In November, nassar pleaded guilty to three other counts of sexual assault in a neighboring county. Sentencing is expected later this month.
The young women's statements over the past week have been very convincing and sometimes painful.
Imagine feeling that you don't have the power and you don't have a voice, Mr. Resman said in court on Friday. "Well, you know what, larry? I have the power and the voice, and I'm only using them now. All these brave women have power, and we will use our voice to make sure that you are punished as you deserve: to play back in your head the words of this powerful team of survivors for the rest of your life."
As part of the settlement, Ms. Maloney had signed a confidentiality agreement with U.S.A. Gymnastics. She can be fined more than $100,000 if she talks about being assaulted. She was able to testify after a number of celebrities offered to pay her fines and USA gymnastics said it would not fine her.
Nassar is not a doctor, she said. "He is, was and always will be a child sex offender, a demon in human form."
But in the end, judge aquilina gave the final summary.
Your decision to invade was well-planned, manipulative, cunning and despicable, she told nassar. "I don't need to say more, because your victims have said it, and I don't want to repeat it. You will not return their innocence, their youth."