Nassar complains in letter, says he's anxious about ability to face victims

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As pathetic and self-absorbed as ever, as weak mentally as he was ethically, Larry Nassar wrote a six-page, single spaced letter to circuit court Judge Rosemarie E. Aquilina complaining about his ability to hold up mentally and physically in the face of days of victim statements directed at him and his decades of sexual molestation of young women.

The judge has been praising each speaker and criticizing Nassar, whom she described as a "monster" who is "going to wither" like the wicked witch in "The Wizard of Oz".

"I have to say, this isn't worth the paper it's written on", Aquilina said of Nassar's letter, via ESPN.

Repeatedly, former elite national gymnasts, including Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney, have vividly described how Nassar raped them at the Karolyi Ranch.

Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon said her schedule wouldn't allow her to be at Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing Thursday, according to a woman assaulted by the serial sexual predator on the university's campus. "I got there, but not without a price", wrote Maroney, 22, who was not present at the hearing.

"Larry Nassar deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, not only because of what he did to me, my teammates and so many other little girls", Maroney said.

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"I hope USA Gymnastics listens because they haven't listened to us so far", she said.

"Spending four or five days listening to them is significantly minor considering the hours of pleasure you've had at their expense and ruining their lives". The convicted pedophile, who is already serving a separate 60 year sentence on federal child pornography charges, pleaded guilty to ten counts of sexual harassment in a MI court last year.

Maroney was part of the USA gymnastics team during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where the team won gold.

Nassar could be sentenced Friday.

Marta Karolyi, national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics, watches over gymnasts during a training session at the Karolyi Ranch, in New Waverly, Texas. That brings the total number testifying to 105 but judge Aquilina said there's no cap to the number of victims who can testify. Jamie Dantzscher, a 2000 Olympian, spoke Thursday.

Judge Aquilina read parts of the letter aloud on Thursday, criticizing Nassar for certain parts of the letter. She dismissed it as "mumbo jumbo".

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