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USA gymnast abuser Larry Nassar begins prison sentence in Tucson

The doctor convicted of multiple counts of sexual assault on young gymnasts has begun serving a 60-year prison sentence for child pornography at a federal penitentiary in Tucson.

Larry Nassar was convicted last year on federal charges, and in January and February 2018 was sentenced on state charges of sexually assaulting underage girls who he was treating.

Nassar was a top doctor for USA Gymnastics, seeing Olympic athletes and hopefuls, from 1996 to 2015. More than 150 women have said he molested them, including dozens who allege he sexually abused them when they were minors.

After being indicted on state sexual assault charges in November 2016, he was arrested by the FBI the next month after investigators found 37,000 images of child pornography and a video of him molesting underage girls.

Nassar was told by a Michigan judge last month as he was sentenced to 40-175 years in prison, "I've just signed your death warrant. I find that you don't get it, that you're a danger. That you remain a danger."

He was sentenced last week by another Michigan judge to 40-125 years in prison.

Nassar was transferred to the high-security U.S. Penitentiary Tucson, on South Wilmot Road, over the weekend.

Earlier, he was sentenced to 60 years in prison on the federal charges. With the state sentences set to begin after his possible early release from federal custody in 2069, the 54-year-old Nassar will serve a minimum of 100 years behind bars — meaning he will never walk free.

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