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Judge won't punish dad who charged at Nassar

Judge won't punish dad who charged at Nassar”

A father of three victims tried to attack Larry Nassar in a MI courtroom on Friday after a judge declined his request for a few minutes alone in a locked room with the "demon" former sports doctor.

Nassar, the former doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, has pleaded guilty to 10 criminal sexual conduct charges across two Michigan counties.

"I would ask you as part of this sentencing to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon", Randall Margraves said following his daughters' statements.

Margraves then ran toward Nassar and got within a few feet of him before being tackled by courtroom security.

"And I look over here and Larry Nassar's shaking his head no like it never happened, who would put themselves through this if it didn't happen".

Extremely hurt of how situations turned, Randall Margraves regretted "failing" his daughters, whom he said, "I delivered unintentionally my three daughters to a demon who had his own twisted and sick agenda for his own demented desires".

A tall, burly man with thick gray hair, Margraves said his relationship with his daughters had always been "strained, distant and hard".

The attempted attack underscored the anguish Nassar's abuse has caused his victims' parents, some of whom were present in the doctor's exam room even as Nassar, unbeknownst to them, was molesting their children. The judge later accepted Margraves' explanation that he "lost control" of his emotions and said she would not punish him.

Gasps, cries and shouts filled the courtroom as Margraves was wrestled to the ground, knocking things off a desk on the way down, and handcuffed while Nassar was taken out to safety. As uniformed officers pulled him from the courtroom, he implored them, "What if this happened to you guys?"

A newspaper reports that at least 40 girls and women say they were molested by a MI sports doctor over a 14-month period that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware that Larry Nassar had been accused of molesting elite gymnasts. "Give me one minute with that bastard". She says the USOC hasn't reached out.

"I'm not exactly sure what he would have done if he saw him", she said.

The Judge is expected to stay within the 25 to 40-year sentence agreed to in the plea bargain when she hands down her sentence.



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