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If the old crank sensor had "some serious damage", I would say you need to disassemble the bottom end of the engine, before it does blow up.
Can you post a photo of the sensor damage please?
After some research, it is part of the torque convertor drive plate.
Here is a pic:
I've only ever had only or two cars with damaged "flywheel teeth", and after all avenues were checked, the starter motor came out etc, to find damaged flywheel.
How have gone with your car?
I think we both know you need to remove the starter motor and maybe transmission for inspection.
Wishing you all the best.