At least four CMU students have been assaulted by Nassar


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At least four women with ties to Central Michigan University were assaulted by former sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar. 

Alumna Samantha Ursch provided a victim impact statement Jan. 19 in Ingham County Circuit Court. In her statement, Ursch said another CMU gymnastics teammate recommended she visit Nassar for treatment of a lower back injury. Ursch said she and her teammate were two of "a few" gymnasts who were his patients. 

On Jan. 31, Nassar appeared in Eaton County Circuit Court for sentencing after he pleaded guilty to three first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. Former softball player Chelsea DeLamielleure provided a statement to Judge Janice Cunningham. 

“You (Nassar) are a darkness that is not wanted by anyone," DeLamielleure said in her statement. "A darkness that has no cure.”

Randall Margraves, the man who charged at Nassar on Feb. 2 in the courtroom, is the father of three daughters who were assaulted. CMU junior Lauren Margraves told the court she was assaulted by Nassar after seeking treatment for minor injuries when she was 13 years old.

In all, 265 women have come forward to talk about being assaulted by Nassar. On Feb. 5, Nassar was sentenced to another 40-125 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual conduct. It is unclear where Nassar will begin serving his prison sentence.