USA Gymnastics ex-doctor moved from
prison after alleged assault
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[August 20, 2018]
Disgraced USA Gymnastics ex-team doctor Larry
Nassar has been removed from a federal prison where he has been held,
records showed on Sunday, less than a month after his lawyers alleged he
Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in
November 2017 to sexual assault charges, stands in court during his
sentencing hearing in the Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Michigan,
U.S., February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
Nassar was at a federal transfer facility in Oklahoma City after
being removed from a penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona, Federal
Bureau of Prisons records showed. It was not clear to which
prison he would be sent.
Last year, Nassar, 55, was given an effective life sentence by a
Michigan court for sexually abusing young female gymnasts
entrusted to his care. He is also serving a 60-year sentence for
a federal child pornography conviction.
Nassar's lawyers said in a legal filing last month that the
former doctor was assaulted soon after being released into the
general population at the medium-security Tucson prison.
Officials from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and lawyers for
Nassar were not immediately available to comment.
At his sentencing hearing in Michigan, more than 150 of his
victims gave harrowing accounts of abuse at the hands of Nassar,
who served as the program's physician through four Olympic Games
and also worked at Michigan State University.
(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Dan
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