Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison in two state cases for criminal sexual conduct. That will be served after a 60-year federal prison sentence for child pornography.
Schuette said he had made the decision allowing all the victims, not just those named in the suit, to make statements in court or in writing.
“Each and every one of those young women who stepped forward, those were profiles in courage, almost Kennedyesque,” he said. “What they did is empower other women to come forward too … the lesson here for governance and responsibility is a lesson for every school in Michigan and across the country.”
Schuette praised Bill Forsyth, who he appointed special prosecutor in the case last month, who he said has an “impeccable reputation.”
“It’s his job to make all these determinations, and I have every confidence he’ll have a thorough and open and complete investigation, and when we’re done, issue a report and recommendations,” he said.
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