One by one, the young women will step up in court, just feet away from their abuser. And they will deliver the message that so many have repeated.
Today the victims of Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, will speak out in a Michigan court as part of his criminal sentencing.
Nassar, who has also been accused of sexually assaulting more than 130 victims, pleaded guilty to three charges of obtaining and possessing child pornography in July, according to the Lansing State Journal. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison on December 7.
Victim impact statements start today, but by no means will they end today...
Several days have been set aside to hear from up to 125 victims or their parents.
The Michigan Department of Attorney General spokesperson expects 88 individuals to give victim impact statements in what is likely to be a reckoning for the largest sexual abuse scandal in the history of sports.
Aly Raisman took to Twitter to support Simone Biles after she accused former USA gymnastics coach Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.
Simone Biles revealed in a long post on social media Monday that the former Michigan State University doctor sexually abused her.