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Larry Nassar who sexually assaulted Olympic female gymnasts stabbed multiple times in prison

Larry Nassar who sexually assaulted Olympic female gymnasts stabbed multiple times in prison

He is reportedly in a stable condition

Larry Nassar, who sexually assaulted Olympic female gymnasts, has been stabbed multiple times in prison.

Nassar sustained the injuries during an altercation with another prisoner at a federal prison in Florida on Sunday (9 July), according to the Associated Press (AP).

The 59-year-old was stabbed in the back and in the chest and has since been reported to be in a stable condition as of today (10 July) following the altercation which took place in the United States Penitentiary Coleman in Wildwood.

The disgraced former sports doctor is reported to be in a stable condition following the stabbings.
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Nassar, a former sports doctor for USA Gymnastics, based in Indianapolis, was convicted and sentenced to upwards of 300 years in jail back in 2018 after being accused of abuse by more than 250 athletes including Olympic gold medallists Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney.

Convicted of both state and federal charges for sexually assaulting girls and young women, Nassar also worked at Michigan State University and preyed on dozens of athletes there as well.

In a separate case, the disgraced doctor also plead guilty to possessing child pornography and was arrested in 2016.

He was subsequently sentenced in federal court in 2017 to 60 years in prison on charges of possessing child sex abuse material.

Just one year later, in 2018, he was then sentenced up to 175 years and up to 125 years for two separate cases in which a Michigan court found him guilty for molesting female gymnasts under his care.

Nassar was convicted and sentenced to upwards of 300 years in jail.
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Victim impact statements from 2018 found that several athletes testified that over the course of Nassar’s more than two decades of sexual abuse, they had alerted adults as to what was happening, including coaches and athletic trainers, but it went unreported.

Over 100 women collectively sought more than $1 billion from the federal government for the FBI’s failure to stop Nassar during the time of his offences.

Agents were first made aware of allegations against him back in 2015 when Olympian Maggie Nichols became the first victim to report his sexual abuse to USA Gymnastics bosses.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact The Survivor’s Trust for free on 08088 010 818, or through their website

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Topics: US News, News, Crime, Olympics