Larry Nassar, former US gymnasts doctor, convicted of sexual abuse, stabbed in prison

Former US gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, convicted of sexually abusing hundreds of underage athletes, was stabbed to death at Coleman II federal prison in Florida, NBC News reported.

The US Bureau of Prisons confirmed to EFE that on Sunday a prisoner was stabbed in that federal prison, but for privacy reasons it said it could not provide the name of the victim.

Nassar, a union leader at Coleman II prison employees in west-central Florida told NBC News, was stabbed in the neck, chest and back and suffered a collapsed lung as a result.

Joe Rojas, president of the Local 506 union, asserted that his condition is stable.

Lawrence Gerard Nassar, 59, scheduled to be released from prison in 2068, according to his prison record, practiced as a doctor for the US Gymnastics team for 18 years and also served at the University of Michigan.

He was sentenced in several trials in 2017 and 2018 to prison terms that together are equivalent to life imprisonment, for sexual abuse of underage athletes and possession of child pornography.

In 2022, several US Olympic gymnasts, including medalist Simone Biles, claimed more than $1 billion in compensation from the FBI for failing to arrest Larry Nassar.

Earlier, in April 2022, 13 alleged victims of Nassar’s abuse had claimed $130 million from the FBI for failing to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against the doctor.

In 2013, the United States Gymnastics Federation informed the federal agency that three athletes had said they were abused by Nassar, but the FBI decided not to conduct a formal investigation.

The doctor was arrested in 2016 after an investigation by the Michigan State University Police, where Nassar was practicing medicine.

The University agreed in May 2018 to pay $500 million in compensation to the more than 300 women who have accused Nassar of abuse.

In December 2021, the gymnasts also reached a judicial agreement worth 380 million dollars with the federation and the US Olympic Committee. EFE

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