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    Advocates for alleged Nassar victims blast plea deal

    Kim Kozlowski, The Detroit News Published 12:18 p.m. ET July 10, 2017 | Updated 12:18 p.m. ET July 10, 2017

    A plea agreement that calls for Dr. Larry Nassar to plead guilty to federal child pornography charges is sparking outrage among advocates for former teenage gymnasts who accuse the onetime Michigan State University physician of sexual assault.

    John Manly — a California-based attorney who represents more than 90 women in a lawsuit that accuses Nassar of sexually assaulting them — said Monday the U.S. Attorney’s office officials recently met with nine of his clients who were gymnasts either on the national or Olympics teams.

    While Nassar will still face three trials in state court involving scores of criminal sexual conduct charges, Manly said the federal authorities told the young women they wouldn’t prosecute Nassar on charges that he penetrated them without gloves, lubricant or consent under the guise of medical treatment...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...age/103576244/

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    Ridiculous! Why should this well known doctor get plea deals for so many cases? As many young women who came forward, there MUST be truth to it. They were very brave to step up and report him.

    Why spend all the hours of investigating him if only to give him a pass on the majority of his charges?

    It is deals like this that just irk me when we know of the many crimes he has committed, what about the ones he didn't get caught with? It is highly unlikely that LE, FBI, or other investigating agencies are aware of everything in his past.
    Another Jerry Sandusky? JMO.

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    Dr. Larry Nassar to plead guilty to child pornography charges

    By Dave Bartkowiak Jr.

    Posted: 10:32 AM, July 11, 2017
    Updated: 10:58 AM, July 11, 2017

    Dr. Larry Nassar will plead guilty to child pornography charges during a hearing Tuesday.*
    The former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics physician was arrested last year on the child pornography charges including:

    -Receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography
    -Possession of child pornography
    -Destruction and concealment of records and tangible objects

    Nassar has agreed to plead guilty to all of those charges. As part of the plea agreement he*will not be prosecuted for sexual exploitation and attempted sexual exploitation of children, as well as interstate or international travel with intent and engaging in illicit sexual conduct. Those charges were related to an incident which is alleged to have occurred in*Nassar's*swimming pool with two children in the summer of 2015...*

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/d...graphy-charges

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    Nassar pleads guilty to child porn charges

    Kim Kozlowski, The Detroit News Published 11:31 a.m. ET July 11, 2017 | Updated 11:31 a.m. ET July 11, 2017

    Grand Rapids — Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University physician accused of sexually assaulting more than 100 gymnasts, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal child pornography charges.

    Under a plea agreement, obtained Friday by The Detroit News, Nassar agreed to plead guilty to three charges including receipt and possession of child porn and destruction and concealment of records.

    In return, federal authorities agreed not to prosecute him on allegations of child sex abuse involving four alleged victims...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...orn/103600486/

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    Jul 11 2017, 12:26 pm ET

    Gymnastics Abuse Scandal: Dr. Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

    by Tracy Connor and Christopher Lane

    The gymnastics doctor at the center of a sexual-abuse scandal that rocked the Olympic sport pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal child pornography charges after striking a deal that some of his accusers denounced as "outrageous."

    The plea agreement, which still has to be accepted by the judge, calls for a reduced sentence of 22 to 27 years; the three counts each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

    The agreement also means Larry Nassar, 54, will not face federal criminal charges for allegedly molesting Olympic and national team gymnasts at out-of-state and overseas locations. He does face trial on state charges for alleged abuse in Michigan. ls for a reduced sentence of 22 to 27 years; the three counts each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison...

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...d-porn-n781741

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    The plea agreement, first reported Friday evening by the Detroit News, was signed by Nassar on June 23, and by his attorney July 5. Prosecutors are expected to file the document in federal court Tuesday. Nassar still faces 22 state charges in Michigan relating to allegations of sexually assaulting children, and convictions in those cases could result in a life sentence. Nassar has maintained his innocence.

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    In September, the document states, Nassar paid $49 to have a computer service store “wipe” his work laptop, and also tried to dispose of two hard drives. Police discovered the hard drives in Nassar’s garbage cans when they came to search his home. An FBI agent later testified that the hard drives contained approximately 37,000 images and videos of child pornography, some showing girls as young as 6.

    <snip> https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.8d26fd579b90

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    Hopefully, there will be enough from the remaining cases to put Nassar in prison the rest of his life. But, dropping the other charges is like a slap in the face for those girls (some now women) who were assaulted by him, and after they worked up the courage to come forward with their claims against him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Anna View Post
    The plea agreement, first reported Friday evening by the Detroit News, was signed by Nassar on June 23, and by his attorney July 5. Prosecutors are expected to file the document in federal court Tuesday. Nassar still faces 22 state charges in Michigan relating to allegations of sexually assaulting children, and convictions in those cases could result in a life sentence. Nassar has maintained his innocence.

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    In September, the document states, Nassar paid $49 to have a computer service store “wipe” his work laptop, and also tried to dispose of two hard drives. Police discovered the hard drives in Nassar’s garbage cans when they came to search his home. An FBI agent later testified that the hard drives contained approximately 37,000 images and videos of child pornography, some showing girls as young as 6.

    <snip> https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.8d26fd579b90

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    Hopefully, there will be enough from the remaining cases to put Nassar in prison the rest of his life. But, dropping the other charges is like a slap in the face for those girls (some now women) who were assaulted by him, and after they worked up the courage to come forward with their claims against him.
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    Raisman: USA Gymnastics needs sweeping change

    Will Graves, Associated Press Published 11:03 p.m. ET Aug. 19, 2017 | Updated 11:34 p.m. ET Aug. 19, 2017

    Anaheim, Calif. — Aly Raisman is ready to talk about “the elephant in the room.” And the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast thinks it’s time USA Gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue.

    The 23-year-old is calling for sweeping change in the organization in the wake of dozens of allegations of sexual abuse former national team doctor Larry Nassar, a scandal that has left one of the U.S. Olympic movement’s marquee programs scrambling and Raisman shaken.

    Larry Nassar spent nearly 30 years as an osteopath with the USA Gymnastics program and is now in prison in Michigan after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Nassar is still awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges in addition to being sued by over 125 women in civil court who claim he sexually assaulted them under the guise of treatment.

    Nassar has pleaded not guilty to the assault charges and the dozens of civil suits filed in Michigan are currently in mediation...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...nge/104766504/

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    I'm so glad Aly spoke up.

    This is a nightmare. My heart goes out to every one of those girls and their families.

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    First Bill Cosby's victims, and now this???


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    Right? Disgusting. It is truly hard to live in this world sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    Raisman: USA Gymnastics needs sweeping change

    Will Graves, Associated Press Published 11:03 p.m. ET Aug. 19, 2017 | Updated 11:34 p.m. ET Aug. 19, 2017

    Anaheim, Calif. — Aly Raisman is ready to talk about “the elephant in the room.” And the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast thinks it’s time USA Gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue.

    The 23-year-old is calling for sweeping change in the organization in the wake of dozens of allegations of sexual abuse former national team doctor Larry Nassar, a scandal that has left one of the U.S. Olympic movement’s marquee programs scrambling and Raisman shaken.

    Larry Nassar spent nearly 30 years as an osteopath with the USA Gymnastics program and is now in prison in Michigan after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Nassar is still awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges in addition to being sued by over 125 women in civil court who claim he sexually assaulted them under the guise of treatment.

    Nassar has pleaded not guilty to the assault charges and the dozens of civil suits filed in Michigan are currently in mediation...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...nge/104766504/
    You may call me naive, but I thought a program of this size and importance, with such media coverage, would have been under sufficient scrutiny to prevent this kind of thing. Who is supposed to be in charge of oversight? Shouldn't there be some governing body that checks to ensure girls are safe? WTH?

    Here's the Wiki for USA Gymnastics Assn.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_Gymnastics

    Many of the members of the Board of Directors are athletes, like Mary Lou Retton, Cathy Rigby, etc. Maybe we should send them an email and ask them to address Ms Raisman's concerns.

    The news article also states other members of the USGA knew about the abuse, but looked the other way. That should be fully investigated and prosecuted.
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