Kyle Stephens was the first victim of nearly 100 to speak Tuesday at a sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar. Stephens, whose parents were friends with the now disgraced doctor, said he repeatedly sexually abused her when she was a child. (Jan. 16) AP

Larry Nassar arrives in court Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, for the first day of victim impact statements in Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s courtroom. Flanking Nassar are his attorneys Matt Newburg and Shannon Smith.(Photo: MATTHEW DAE SMITH/Lansing State Journal)

LANSING – A four-day sentencing hearing for former MSU doctor Larry Nassar begins this morning in Ingham County Circuit Court.

Nassar, 54, of Holt, pleaded guilty in November to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, with seven in Ingham County and three in Eaton County. The low end of his sentence will be between 25 and 40 years in prison, and the maximum sentence can be up to life.

The Michigan Attorney General’s Office, which prosecuted Nassar, said last week that it expects 88 women and girls to give victim-impact statements starting today. More than 140 women and girls have said Nassar abused them.


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