*This blog post is excerpted from an article that I originally wrote for Crixeo Magazine. You can find the full text here. Witnesses Often Fail to Report Child Abuse. But Why? The Answer May Lie in Psychology In January of 2018, Dr. Larry Nassar, disgraced team physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for decades of abuse of gymnasts under his care. Nassar assaulted 265 girls, the youngest of whom was only six years old at the time of the abuse.