Larry Nassar, the former Team USA doctor who was sentenced to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing seven girls, was pictured on the tarmac in handcuffs in the freezing cold, without a jacket, as he waited to be transported via private jet to federal prison in Arizona.
According to the Daily Mail, Nassar got a ride on a private jet from Michigan to the United States Penitentiary in Tuscon, Arizona, where he will serve his sentence. The prison is a high-security facility that houses more than 1,300 inmates.
Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison in January after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a seven young girls, including several U.S. Olympic gymnasts.
The ex-Team USA doctor will first serve 60 years in federal prison for a child pornography conviction. IndyStar conducted an investigation into Nassar's sexual abuse of many of the girls under his care, which was first published in September 2016. Since then, more than 260 women have come forward to accuse Nassar of sexually abusing them.
During his sentencing, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina did not shy away from telling Nassar how she felt about his crimes.
"I've just signed your death warrant," the judge told him. "I find that you don't get it, that you're a danger. That you remain a danger."
Nassar admitted in court to using his trusted position as a doctor to assault and molest girls under the guise of medical treatment, according to CNN.
"There are no words that can describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred," Nassar said in a statement in court. "An acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write and convey. I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days."
Before delivering the sentence, Aquilina read a letter Nassar had previously written to the court, in which he defended himself and claimed that he was "manipulated" into pleading guilty. He accused the women of lying about the abuse.
"I was a good doctor because my treatments worked, and those patients that are now speaking out are the same ones that praised and came back over and over," Nassar wrote in the letter. "The media convinced them that everything I did was wrong and bad. They feel I broke their trust. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."
Prior to Nassar's sentencing, a total of 156 victims gave victim impact statements over seven days. All recounted similar stories about Nassar sexually assaulting them and telling them that it was a form of treatment.
Nassar's sentence ensures he will be in prison for the remainder of his life, Aquilina said.