Victims of Nassar finding solace at college gymnastics meets

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CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) - While USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University are reeling in the wake of the abuse scandal surrounding former doctor Larry Nassar, victims have found strength in college gyms across the country. College gymnastic meets have provided an empowering and emotionally charged counterpoint to the furor surrounding Nassar. The meets have provided catharsis for survivors while also showing the culture around the sport can improve.
Larry Nassar's latest sentence of 40 to 125 years for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan gymnastics club is largely symbolic. The disgraced doctor, who pleaded guilty, is already assured of spending the rest of his life behind bars. Before serving his two state terms, he must first serve 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes. Nassar's victims vow to keep fighting for accountability after Monday's sentence in Michigan.