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USA Gymnastics team doctor sentenced for life, due to sexual assault charges

Rebeca Escamilla, Reporter

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Ex-doctor of the USA Gymnastics team doctor named Larry Nassar was put on three sexual assault charges. Nassar pleaded guilty to abusing young gymnasts at Twistars gymnastics club in Dimondale, Michigan. On Wednesday morning, January 31st, where 65 women and girls are expected to speak. According to USA Today, the Michigan Attorney General’s office, which prosecuted Nassar, said Wednesday that 256 women and girls had filed reports with the authorities to say that they were sexually abused by Nassar. Police continue to receive new complaints. Last week, a seven-day sentence hearing in Ingham County drew international attention to 156 women and girls gave victim-impact statements. According to USA Today, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for his Ingham County charges.

According to Buzzfeed News on Twitter, USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry, whose tenure began in December 2017, said in a statement, “We support their decisions to resign at this time. We believe this step will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change within our organization.” Nassar pleaded guilty in November 2017 to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Buzzfeed said that his conduct goes back all the way back to 1998. More than a hundred of his victims, which include several Olympic medalists, have or will read their impact statements.

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USA Gymnastics team doctor sentenced for life, due to sexual assault charges