Dr. Larry Nassar pleads guilty to 10 sexual assault charges in past week

Former East Lansing-based Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, DO, pled guilty to 10 counts of first-degree sexual conduct in the past two weeks, according to The Washington Post.

Dr. Nassar, accused of sexual assault by more than 130 women, admitted guilt Nov. 22 to seven of the counts of sexual misconduct in Ingram County, where Michigan State University is located. In a Nov. 29 plea agreement with the Michigan Attorney General's Office, Dr. Nassar pled guilty to three additional counts of first-degree sexual conduct, one of which involved a girl under the age of 13. The sentencing hearings for the state crimes are scheduled for January 2018.

In July, Dr. Nassar also pled guilty to three federal child pornography charges that occurred between 2003 and 2016. The sentencing hearing for the pornography charges is scheduled for Dec. 7. According to NPR, he faces up to 20 years in prison for each pornography charge.

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