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gpolit.com February 25, 2018


Dad attacks doctor who sexually abused his 3 daughters

04 February 2018, 12:57 | Ken Black

Editorial: Giving victims a start on healing

Randall Margraves father of three victims of Larry Nassar lunged at Nassar bottom right on Friday in Eaton County Circuit Court in Michigan

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.

The enraged father of three daughters who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar lunged at the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and tried to attack him during a sentencing hearing in a MI courtroom on Friday. He then asked the judge for personal time alone with the "demon".

Security rushed to stop him and grabbed him from behind before he was able to reach Nassar.

"Well, I'm going to have to", Margraves responded, and he launched into a sprint toward Nassar.

The judge replied that was not an option and rebuked Margraves for his vulgar language in calling Nassar "a son of a bitch" in court.

"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".

"Would you give me one minute?"

"I'm not here to upstage my daughters, I'm here to help them heal", said Margraves.

Two of the man's daughters had just told the judge that they and another sister had been sexually abused by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment.

Cunningham could have given Margraves a jail sentence or fine as she considered whether to hold him in contempt of court.

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.

The incident occurred during the third and final sentencing hearing for Nassar on assault charges.

"I failed my own daughter", Lynn Erickson said tearfully in court on Friday, as her daughter Ashley, one of Nassar's victims, wiped away tears.

Morgan Margraves says her father was hearing some details for the first time.

"This is letting him have this power over us", she said.

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

Nassar, 54, was sentenced last month to between 40 and 175 years by Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina on seven sexual assault charges.

Cunningham said Nassar didn't authorize the statements and has disavowed them. He had already been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges.



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