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Questions on civil, further criminal cases arise following Nassar sentencing

As other investigations surrounding Larry Nassar are getting underway at MSU with the attorney general and the NCAA, one lawyer working on the civil case says it is hard to know though what additional criminal charges will come now, if any. (Photo: Sarah Jaeger/WEYI/WSMH)

EAST LANSING, Mich. – There are still so many legal questions surrounding the case of Larry Nassar, such as if anyone else face criminal charges or if the victims will get compensation.

The civil case that names Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics is expected to get 30-40 new victims added to it in the next month.

Already there are nearly 150 of Larry Nassar's victims involved in this civil case.

That case is already moving through the legal system.

As all these investigations are getting underway at MSU with the attorney general and the NCAA, one lawyer working on the civil case says it is hard to know though what additional criminal charges will come now, if any.

However, Andrew Abood says it is likely they will consist of crimes like failure to report child sexually abuse, dereliction of duty and in some cases, maybe lying to a peace officer,

But Abood also says there are statute of limitations to be mindful of in criminal cases.

"The emotional trauma of knowing that you thought you were being treated, and you underwent these treatments will be difficult to ever be compensated for but knowing that nobody is above the law is a sense of vindication that can bring closure and allow you to go on with your life,” Abood says.

Only time will tell as everyone waits for a lot of this legal action to play out.

NBC25/FOX66 will continue to keep you updated as new investigations are brought forward.

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