Appeals court to review Larry Nassar sentence

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS/WOOD) —  The Michigan Court of Appeals says it will examine the case of Larry Nassar to see whether he's entitled to have his sentence reviewed.

Nassar's attorneys say the court will also consider whether Judge Rosemarie Aquilina was biased when she handed down his sentence, and whether she should have disqualified herself when hearing his petition for resentencing.

In January, Aquilina sentenced the former Michigan State University sports doctor to 40-175 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting women under the guise of medical treatment.

Before announcing Nassar’s punishment, Aquilina allowed anyone who said they'd been victimized by Nassar to address the court. More than 150 women and girls did so, including Olympic gymnasts he worked with as a trainer for USA Gymnastics. The number of accusers who have come forward since then has more than doubled.

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