Former USA Gymnastics Team Doctor larry nassarsentenced to life for having sexually assaulted at least 265 gymnasts, was stabbed several times in prison and is in “stable condition”, we learned Monday from a union official.
Held in a high-security federal prison in Sumterville, Florida, Larry Nassar was stabbed on Sunday by another inmate 10 times, including in the neck and chest, Joe Rojas, president of the prison, told AFP. local branch of the American Federation of Government Employees union. He was “rescued by the guards” and is currently “in stable condition”, he added.
The local prison administration did not wish to confirm the identity of the victim, but told AFP that an inmate had been attacked on Sunday around 2:35 p.m. local time and had been evacuated after first aid to a local hospital. “An internal investigation” is underway, she said.
Larry Nassar, 59, a former U.S. gymnastics team doctor, is serving a life sentence after he was sentenced to heavy sentences in 2017 and 2018 for sexually assaulting at least 265 mostly underage gymnasts, a case that marked the United States and the sports world.
His victims include famous Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney, but he also assaulted athletes at Michigan State University and at a gymnastics club in Lansing where he worked.