Larry Nassar, the former USA gymnastics doctor who sexually abused young athletes under the guise of medical treatment, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in jail on Wednesday.
At Nassar's weeklong sentencing hearing in the Ingham County Courthouse in Michigan, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina allowed anyone who wished to deliver a victim impact statement to do so.
In the end, 168 people — which included Nassar's victims as well as their loved ones — did.
During the sentencing, Aquilina read aloud from a letter that Nassar sent her, in which he said he was concerned about his mental capacity to listen to days of victim impact statements. She tossed it aside.
"Would you like to withdraw your plea?" Aquilina asked Nassar, noting sections of his letter presented himself as a victim.
Aqulina criticized Nassar, telling him, "You have not yet owned what you did."
"You still think somehow you are right, that you are a doctor, that you don't have to listen, and that you did treatment?" asked Aquilina. "I wouldn't send my dogs to you, sir."
She then told Nassar it was her "honor and privilege" to sentence him, and that he does "not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again."
“I just signed your death warrant,” Aquilina told Nassar.