Former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney hopes that Larry Nassar never steps out as a free man again for the abuse he meted out to her and over 100 over women.
During Nassar's sentencing on Thursday, Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis read Maroney's emotionally charged victim impact statement to the court.
“I remember watching the 2004 Olympics. I was 8 years old, and I told myself one day I would wear that red, white and blue leotard and compete for my country,” wrote the Olympic gold medalist. “Sure from the outside looking in, it’s a remarkable amazing story. I did it. I got there, but not without a price.”
"When I first met Larry Nassar, he was the doctor for our national team and our Olympic team. I was told to trust him, that he would treat my injuries and make it possible for me to achieve my Olympic dreams."
“As it turns out, much to my demise, Dr. Nassar was not a doctor, he in fact is, was, and forever shall be, a child molester, and a monster of a human being. End of Story!”
Maroney did not mince words in expressing where she thinks Nassar should be.
“Larry Nassar deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, not only because of what he did to me, my teammates and so many other little girls,” Maroney said. “He needs to be behind bars so he will never prey upon another child.”
You can hear her full victim impact statement above.