"Soon after Larry pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges, I was informed that I could submit a Victim Impact Statement to the court for sentencing consideration".
According to ESPN.com, Judge Janet T. Neff told Nassar at his sentencing that he used his position of authority to sexually assault young women during his career as a doctor with US gymnastics and Michigan State University, thus violating the most basic principle of medicine.
"She was transformed from a bubbly, positive, loving, world-class athlete into a young adult who was deeply depressed, at times suicidal", Erin Maroney wrote.More news: The Silence Breakers are Time's Person of the Year
In an interview broadcast on CBS' "60 Minutes", Raisman told CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook that she initially thought Nassar was providing legitimate medical treatment.
She continued, "This experience has shattered McKayla".
"I didn't know anything differently", she said. "At times, I was unsure whether I would open her bedroom door and find her dead". She was only 15 years old.
U.S. District Judge Janet Ness gave Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, a sentence that was the toughest possible for three charges to which he admitted guilt in July.More news: Ravi Shankar Prasad questions Congress' stand on Ram Janmbhoomi case
Maroney's parents are still haunted by the times McKayla was supposed to be under the protection of USA Gymnastics and her coaches, and yet was left unsupervised, giving Nassar easy access to perform his pseudo-treatments on her.
Concerns about Nassar's behaviours can be traced back to 1990 after four other women said they were digitally penetrated during treatment sessions in the late 90's.
Michigan State has commissioned an internal review of how university employees responded to suspicions about Nassar, but had planned to keep that review confidential, drawing criticism from victims and their attorneys.
In all likelihood, Larry Nassar will spend the rest of his life behind bars. While federal prosecutors have requested a 60-year prison sentence for the disgraced former doctor, he could face a minimum sentence of 27 years or up to a lifetime in prison.More news: SpaceX to launch Falcon Heavy with Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster on board