UPDATE: The judge has denied a defense motion to move the upcoming Larry Nassar trial. The defense argued that it would be impossible to seat an impartial jury in Ingham County due to the excessive publicity surrounding the case. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said, in her decision, that, contrary to what the defense claimed, not everyone is so informed that they have formed an opinion of Larry Nassar’s innocence or guilt. Judge Aquilina also decided that evidence of Nassar’s past involving child pornography would not be admissible in the upcoming trial because it would be prejudicial. The judge also denied a defense motion to adjourn the trial to a later date so the defense could review the massive amount of discovery materials presented by the prosecution.
LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The disgraced team doctor from MSU and USA gymnastics, Larry Nassar, will be back in court today.
The former doctor is scheduled to stand before a judge who will hear a number of motions in the case.
He faces dozens of charges of sexual assault after police say he molested patients under the guise of treatment.
His lawyers want a judge to move the trial out of Ingham County and drop some of the more serious charges.
Nassar has already pleaded guilty to federal child porn charges and faces civil suits by more than 100 women and girls.
He maintains his innocence in the sex assault cases, saying he performed legitimate medical techniques.
6 News will be in the courtroom today and will update this story online and on 6 News tonight