Disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar, convicted of sexually abusing female gymnasts including Olympic medalists, was stabbed multiple times during an altercation with another inmate at a federal prison in Florida.
The attack happened Sunday at United States Penitentiary Coleman. Nassar was stabbed in the back and the chest and is in critical condition according to media reports.
Nassar was sentenced in 2018 to decades in prison for sexually assaulting gymnasts. More than 150 victims spoke or submitted statements during Nassar’s sentencing.
“I just signed your death warrant,” Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said at the sentencing in 2018.
“It’s over. … Almost six years after I filed the police report, it’s finally over,” said Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Nassar.
According to the AP:
The Justice Department’s inspector general said in July 2021 that the FBI made “fundamental” errors in investigating the sexual abuse allegations against Nassar and did not treat the case with the “utmost seriousness.”
More athletes said they were molested before the the FBI swung into action.
The inspector general’s investigation was spurred by allegations that the FBI failed to promptly address complaints made in 2015 against Nassar.
USA Gymnastics had conducted its own internal investigation, and the organization’s then-president, Stephen Penny, reported the allegations to the FBI’s field office in Indianapolis. But it took months before the bureau opened a formal investigation.
At least 40 girls and women said they were molested over a 14-month period while the FBI was aware of other sexual abuse allegations involving Nassar.
Officials at USA Gymnastics also contacted FBI officials in Los Angeles in May 2016 after eight months of inactivity from agents in Indianapolis.
The FBI acknowledged conduct that was “inexcusable and a discredit” to America’s premier law enforcement agency.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 10, 2023
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