Statement on Nassar's federal sentencing, Dec. 7, 2017

Larry Nassar’s sentencing today on federal child pornography charges represents another important step toward justice for the victims. As our president has said, we recognize the pain sexual violence causes and deeply regret any time someone in our community experiences it. We acknowledge it takes real courage for all victims of sexual violence who come forward to share their story.

Nassar’s behavior was deeply disturbing and repugnant, as the state and federal criminal charges that he has been convicted of show.

As for the civil litigation, it is not appropriate for MSU to comment out of respect for the process and everyone involved.

--Jason Cody, MSU spokesperson