U.S. gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

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"And I think that's important", he said.

She also said she's not buying his apology. I just want healing. Nassar is expected to also plead guilty on November 29 in neighboring Eaton County - the location of an elite gymnastics club - resolving state prosecutors' charges against him. I have no animosity towards anyone.

Larry Nassar admitted abusing seven girls - three of whom were under the age of 13 - at his home and at a clinic in MI.

"I pray the rosary every day for forgiveness for their - I want them to heal", Nassar said in court.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told the court, "I agree that now is a time of healing, but it may take them a lifetime of healing while you spend your life behind bars thinking of what you did by taking away their childhood".

"We've never been given the documents either in litigation or anywhere else to show who knew what when", said Manly, who added that Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon should resign if she does not release an internal report about the scandal.

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"For all those involved, I'm so horribly sorry that this was like a match that turned into a forest fire out of control", Nassar said in a MI courtroom while entering his plea.

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Ms. Maroney was the first of the gold medal-winning gymnasts to publicly accuse Dr. Nassar when she revealed details of her abuse in October, and Jamie Dantzscher, a bronze medalist from the 2000 team, was among the initial group of Dr. Nassar's accusers previous year.

"I'm still processing it, I have mixed emotions", Larissa Boyce said. This was a man that we trusted, and he's admitting that what he did was wrong and evil.

Nasser is also facing civil suits from more than 125 women and girls.

Nassar admitted in court to wielding his position as a respected doctor as a way to abuse the girls-something Raisman was especially vocal about when she opened up about her own allegations against Nassar.

USA Gymnastics has had a very tumultuous year.

The judge called those who spoke up about Nassar's abuse "superheroes" for doing so because sexual misconduct in America is "an epidemic". The school's gymnastics coach, Kathie Klages, was suspended and stepped down past year. Nassar agreed to lifetime electronic monitoring as part of the deal.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday addressing last week's comments that were viewed by some as victim shaming, Ms Douglas wrote: "It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar". But a school spokesman today says we recognize the pain sexual violence causes and deeply regret any time someone in our community experiences it.

He faces at least 25 years in prison, with his sentencing hearing set for January 12, where victims or their parents will be able to give victim impact statements.