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Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Reportedly Attacked in Federal Prison

July 10, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been stabbed multiple times in federal prison, according to sources.

Sources told The Associated Press that the convicted sex abuser was assaulted by another inmate overnight on Sunday while he is behind bars at United States Penitentiary Coleman in Florida.

Nassar was stabbed in the back and in the chest, one of the sources said.

The extent of his injuries is currently unclear but he is now said to be in stable condition.

Nassar is serving hundreds of years behind bars in the Florida penitentiary after he was convicted of both state and federal charges for sexually assaulting girls and young women who were part of the USA gymnastics team.

As the team doctor, the sexual predator abused his position of trust and preyed on dozens of young gymnasts for several decades.

He was finally arrested in December 2016 on child porn charges – more than a year after his first victim came forward with the allegations.

The scandal not only plagued USA Gymnastics but the FBI who failed to take the accusations seriously – and left Nassar to abuse more than 120 further victims while they sat on the information for a year-and-a-half.

It was July 2015 when Maggie Nichols became the first victim to report his sexual abuse to USA Gymnastics bosses, who then passed the information onto the FBI’s Indianapolis field office.

Agents failed to open an investigation for another 17 months when a complaint about Nassar was then made to Michigan State University’s campus police.

The Justice Department watchdog later released a scathing report on the bureau’s handling of the matter, which it said let the sexual predator go on to abuse dozens more victims.

In 2021, several of Nassar’s victims including top gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols appeared before a Senate Judiciary Committee where they gave emotional – and damning – testimony about the abuse that they suffered at the hands of Nassar – and how authorities failed to bring him to justice for years.

Following his 2016 arrest, Nassar pleaded guilty to child porn charges at his federal trial in December 2017.

Two months later, he pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct at his state trial.

He is serving 60 years in prison on the federal charges and 175 years on the state charges.

 

Culled from Independent.co.uk

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