child pornography

LANSING, MI (AP)--   More than two dozen girls and women who say they were sexually abused by a former Michigan sports doctor under the guise of medical treatment have spoken about the abuse on the first day of his sentencing hearing.

Nearly 100 of them are expected to testify during the four-day sentencing hearing for 54-year-old Larry Nassar. The hearing began Tuesday, with victims saying they experienced "searing pain" during the assaults and feelings of shame and embarrassment.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A judge is holding an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing for a disgraced Michigan sports doctor who sexually assaulted young elite gymnasts.

Larry Nassar is returning to court Tuesday in Lansing. Dozens of women and girls who were victims will be allowed to speak. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is expected to order a sentence Friday.

Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting females with his hands at his Michigan State University office, his home and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. He also worked for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan attorney general's office has asked a judge to sentence a disgraced Michigan sports doctor to 40 to 125 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven girls. 

The office filed its sentencing memorandum Wednesday for 54-year-old Larry Nassar ahead of a sentencing hearing beginning next week in Ingham County. He faces a minimum sentence of 25 years.

A judge has sentenced a Michigan sports doctor to 60-years in federal prison for child pornography crimes, one of 3-criminal cases against a man who also admits assaulting female gymnasts. Larry Nassar worked at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Federal judge Janet Neff followed the government’s recommended sentence yesterday. Neff says the 54-year old Nassar “should never again have access to children.”

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (AP)--   A plea deal could be in the works for a former doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics charged in federal court with obtaining and possessing child pornography.

Documents obtained by The Detroit News and the Lansing State Journal show a guilty plea has been 

signed by 53-year-old Dr. Larry Nassar.

A formal plea agreement hasn't been filed with the court.

Nassar faces trial in three Michigan sexual assault cases that include young gymnasts who said they were molested while seeking treatment for injuries.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   An Eastern U.P. man found guilty on child pornography charges has been sentenced in Chippewa County Circuit Court. 

Robert Henning, 67, of Drummond Island was convicted in January of 10 counts of child sexually abusive activity and 10 counts of using a computer to commit a crime.  He allegedly had more than 7,000 photos and videos of child pornography on computers and hard drives.

Henning was sentenced this week to up to seven years in prison. 

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (AP)--   A Michigan doctor who formerly worked for USA Gymnastics and is facing sexual assault charges has been indicted on child pornography charges.  

The child pornography indictment against Dr. Larry Nassar was unsealed Friday in federal court in Grand Rapids. He's already charged with sexual assault in state court and is a target in civil lawsuits filed by former female gymnasts.

The indictment says Nassar received child pornography and possessed thousands of images, from 2003 through 2016.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Forsyth Township man charged with having child pornography and engaging in sexual activity with a child has been sentenced.

Andrew Caron, 43, was arrested last November and charged with ten counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and 29 counts of child sexually abusive activity.  He pleaded guilty in August to two counts of first-degree CSC and two counts of child sexually abusive activity. 

Caron reportedly had sexual contact with a relative when she was between the ages of eight and 13.  Officials also found child pornography on his computer.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The preliminary hearing for a Forsyth Township man accused of child pornography and other crimes was adjourned Tuesday, after the defense asked for more time to go over evidence. 

Andrew Caron, 43, is charged with ten counts of criminal sexual conduct and 29 counts of distribution of child pornography.  His attorney, Karl Numinen, asked the judge to delay the hearing so he could have more time to examine evidence like computer files, DVDs, and forensic exams.  The judge granted the request. 

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   A Chippewa County man has been charged with multiple counts of child pornography. 

A lengthy investigation led sheriff’s deputies to arrest Robert Henning, 66, of Drummond Island last week.

They executed a search warrant this summer at Henning’s residence and seized computers and several hard drives.  Officials say they found thousands of child pornographic images and videos on the equipment.