MICHIGAN -- (WXYZ) -- Larry Nassar has filed an appeal to retry his sexual abuse case in Ingham County after he was sentenced to 40-175 years in prison earlier this year.
Nassar pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault in November 2017 after being charged with molesting seven girls, all but one of whom were gymnasts. Those sexual assaults happened at Michigan State University.
In a filing by his attorneys, Nassar claims that he was abused in prison and also mentions the time when he was charged at by the father of one of the victims in court.
"Dr. Nassar reports, that in late May he was physically attacked in federal prison within a few hours of being placed in general population," the court filing reads.
Nassar is currently serving a federal sentence in Tucson, Ariz. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison in December 2017 for federal child porn charges. On top of the Ingham County and federal sentence, Nassar was also sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison for sexually assaulting girls at Twistars gymnastics club.
The appeal also attempts to disqualify Judge Rosemarie Aqualina, who sentenced Nassar in Ingham County and also said, "I just signed your death warrant," after sentencing. Nassar claims that Aqualina decided to impose the maximum sentence before it started.