The former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, who admitted to sexually abusing patients and possessing child pornography, has been transferred to a federal prison in Arizona.
Nassar has been in Eaton County jail and most recently, the Milan Federal Correctional Institution near Ann Arbor, Mich. This comes after he was sentenced on Monday in Eaton County on sexual assault charges.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows that as of Saturday, Nassar was being housed at a Tucson, Arizona, prison. He was assigned inmate number 21504-040 shortly after his federal sentencing. The facility is adjacent minimum-security satellite camp and it’s also a high-security prison housing 1,387 inmates.
The prison also houses other high-profile criminals such as the kidnapper of Elizabeth Smart, Brian David Mitchell, and detective-turned-hit man Louis Eppolito, who worked for the mafia.
According to experts, Nassar is likely to be headed to a medium-security or high-security prison. He is serving a 60-year federal prison sentence for three child pornography convictions. He pleaded guilty to those charges in July.
Nassar began pleading guilty in November to sexual assault charges in state courts, all but one of the 10 charges related to sexual abuse of female patients. Nassar was sentenced by Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in January to 40 to 175 years in prison on seven sexual assault charges. Eaton County Judge Janice Cunningham sentenced him on Feb. 5 to 40 to 125 years in prison on three sexual assault charges.
He’ll be expected to serve entirety of his federal sentence before he can serve his state sentences. More than 260 women have come forth since September 2016, when the Indianapolis Star detailed sexual assault allegations against Nassar.