MSU Special Coverage

This section is dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the case against Larry Nassar. More than 140 women and girls have come forward accusing Nassar of sexual abuse, including Olympic athletes while under his care at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics. He will be sentenced in January 2018 in Ingham and Eaton Counties after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct.

In December 2017, the 54-year-old was sentenced in federal court in Grand Rapids to three 20-year sentences. Investigators found over 37,000 images of child porn on Nassar's electronic devices in 2016.

Nassar, who lost his physician's license in April, admitted his conduct had no legitimate medical purpose and that he did not have the girls' consent. 

Many of the accusers have sued Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee.  In December 2017, the Lansing State Journal and Michigan House Speaker Tom Leonard called for the ouster of MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon. They allege she had not done enough to protect women on the MSU campus.

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A Michigan sports doctor who specialized in treating female gymnasts has pleaded guilty to sexual assault, his second conviction in a week.

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Larry Nassar entered into a plea bargain today in which he pleaded guilty to seven felony counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in cases involving girls under the age of 13 in Ingham County.


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In a statement following, Larry Nassar's plea deal, MSU praised the conviction of the former campus doctor. It also praised the campus police department which investigated the case.

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A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison. 


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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. 

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Aly Raisman, captain of the gold-medal U.S. gymnastics teams at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, says she was abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar.

Raisman, 23, told CBS' 60 Minutes in an interview airing Sunday that Nassar first treated her when she was 15. She says she spoke to FBI investigators about Nassar after the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.

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Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career. 

Author Vanessa Grigoriadis explores the causes and possible solutions to sexual assault at American colleges and universities in her new book “Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power and Consent On Campus.”


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UPDATED THURSDAY, JULY 13, 11:05 A.M. - Federal Judge Janet Neff has scheduled Nassar's sentencing for 11 a.m. on Monday, November 27 in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

In federal court on Tuesday, former Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar pleaded guilty to having child pornography.

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A plea deal could be in the works for a former doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics charged in federal court with obtaining and possessing child pornography. 


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For years, USA Gymnastics felt it aggressively safeguarded hundreds of thousands of athletes from sexual abuse. Yet the protocols designed to show gymnasts, coaches, staff and parents how to report abuse were muddled, confusing and not well enforced. 

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Michigan sports doctor back in court on assault allegations. The preliminary hearing continues June 23.

A sports doctor at Michigan State University sexually assaulted a teen gymnast during treatments for back pain in 2000, according to a campus investigation that's separate from a criminal probe and a blizzard of lawsuits against him.

A woman whose complaint about a campus sports doctor led to an internal investigation at Michigan State University has filed a lawsuit, accusing him of assault during the 2014 visit.

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Michigan State University is responding to sexual assault allegations against a sports doctor by requiring written consent for certain treatments.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State says chaperones can be present for any appointment. The policies are a result of widespread allegations that Dr. Larry Nassar molested women and girls when they were supposed to be treated for sports injuries.

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