Father of sexually abused girls lunges at Larry Nassar in court

The father of three girls who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar lunged towards the disgraced former Olympics doctor during his sentencing.

Video has emerged of the emotionally charged moment in which Randall Margraves had to be held back by police, after leaping across a table at Nassar on Friday.

It was the third sentencing for the former doctor who sexually assaulted and molested dozens of girls. He's already been sentenced to up to 175 years in prison on the charges, and another 60 years for child porn charges.

"I would ask you to, as part of the sentencing, grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon," Mr Margraves asked the judge after heading his daughter's victim statement.

"Would you do that? Yes or no?

"Will you give me one minute?"

When the judge declines, Mr Margraves suddenly moves towards Nassar.

"Well I'm gonna have it."

His daughters are visibly upset as their father leaps at Nassar, reaching across the table he was sitting at as security tried to protect him.

Mr Margraves is quickly pulled off and pushed to the ground, before being taken into custody, swearing and yelling as he goes.

Eaton County Sheriffs restrain Randall Margraves after he lunged at Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, during victim statements of his sentencing in the Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan, U.S., February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC1CAF9C7CE0
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"Give me just one minute with that bastard," he says.

Mr Margraves was released a few hours later. No charges were laid because of his emotional state at the time, having only heard his daughters' victim statements for the first time in court moments before the attack.

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