Michigan's Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's sentencing of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was delivered so eloquently and relentlessly that viewers who watched live feeds of it cheered her on.
Two months after pleading guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault, Nassar, 54, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young female gymnasts, including Olympians such as "Fierce Five" members McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber. The latter two and dozens of more victims confronted him in court during his week-long sentencing hearing.
Before the judge read out her sentence decision, a frazzled Nassar took the microphone to issue an apology, telling the victims, "I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days."
Judge Aquilina didn't buy it.