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‘This is not Burger King:' Larry Nassar’s request denied by Judge Aquilina

Doctor Sexual Assault

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018 file photo, Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina appears in court, in Lansing, Mich. A Michigan chief judge says a colleague who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for molesting women and girls will remain on the case. Ingham County Circuit Judge Richard Garcia ruled Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in defense of Judge Aquilina’s status on Nassar’s case. Nassar’s appellate lawyers accuse her of bias during a seven-day hearing in January when roughly 150 victims spoke and say he deserves another hearing.(Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)

AP

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina denied disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar’s request for a new sentence in his sexual assault convictions.

“This is not Burger King,” Aquilina said Monday. “He will not have it his way.”

In denying Nassar’s request, she didn’t feel there was an error in the sentence she issued.

Before Monday’s hearing, Nassar’s attorneys asked the Court of Appeals to stop the proceeding and allow them to appeal rulings that kept Aquilina on the case. The Court of Appeals refused to intervene.

Aquilina sentenced Nassar in January to 40 to 175 years in prison on seven first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. The sentence came after seven days of victim-impact statements from 156 women and girls.

The former Michigan State University employee and USA Gymnastics team physician argued Aquilina erred in increasing his sentence.

The 55-year-old Nassar is currently serving a 60-year federal sentence on child pornography charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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