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The first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar names her baby after Detective MSU

Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar of sexual assault, paid tribute to a detective who worked in The case by

Denhollander, 33, praised Detective Andrea Renee Munford, of Michigan State University, in the announcement of the birth of her third daughter, Elora Renee Joy.

Munford "fought for us and made possible the redemption of so much evil," wrote Denhollander. "We just need a little more babies so we can have homonyms for the others who fought for us too."

Denhollander was the first to make public his accusations against Nassar, the former sports physician at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, who pleaded guilty in November to sexually assaulting his patients.

In August 2016, she informed MSU police that Nassar had bothered her when she sought treatment for back pain in 2000. She was 15.

Denhollander and another woman, who chose not to be named, filed complaints against Nassar in September 2016. A year later, in February 2018, after hearing the impact statements of more than 100 accusers for seven days, a judge sentenced Nassar from 40 to 175. years in prison

Denhollander told the Lansing State Journal in April that she had been impressed by Munford's tenacity and commitment to seek the truth.

] "These women express love, courage and sacrifice more than anyone knows," Denhollander wrote in April about the Assistant Attorney General of Munford and Michigan, Angela Povilaitis, who directed the indictment against Nassar.

"Heroes long" Before the attention of the media, fighting for those who have no voice and who have little strength, "he wrote." Very grateful for them. "

Michigan Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis (L) hugs Rachael Denhollander during the sentencing phase of Larry Nassar in the Circuit Court of Ingham County on January 24, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan.

Povilaitis welcomed Denhollander with the new addition to the family in a heart tweet. on Friday.

"I have so many happy tears at the moment, what a beautiful and perfect name!" Wrote Povilaitis on Twitter, adding that he shared Denhollander's publication with Munford, which is not on Twitter.

A representative of Munford did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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