The Lansing State Journal is reporting that the media was informed at the courthouse in downtown Lansing this morning that the number of women expected to give their statements in the Larry Nassar sentencing has risen to nearly 160 from the initial 80-some victims affected.

The LSJ is live-streaming coverage of testimony today, which you can listen to here. 

The extent of the destruction inflicted by this one man will never fully be known. We, as community members, have had the chance to hear the struggles of those who were preyed upon by him - most of them children at the time.

Make no mistake, there are other predators among us who are perpetuating similar crimes. We can do a better job of protecting our most vulnerable members of society and believing them when they tell their stories.