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Child molester, fmr. Olympics doctor Larry Nassar stabbed in prison: Report

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July 10, 2023

Disgraced U.S. gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who was convicted of child molestation and possessing child pornography, was stabbed in federal prison in Florida on Sunday night, two people familiar with the situation said.

According to The Associated Press, Nassar was stabbed multiple times in the back and in the chest at United States Penitentiary Coleman. The convicted child molester is reportedly in stable condition.

Over 150 women and girls accused Nassar of sexual abuse, including several top competitors on the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team.

He was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his crimes.

“I just signed your death warrant,” Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said at the time. “You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again.”

The Supreme Court in Michigan reviewed an appeal by Nassar, and while the court expressed “concerns” over Aquilina’s conduct, it ultimately determined the judge followed the arranged sentencing agreement.

“We decline to expend additional judicial resources and further subject the victims in this case to additional trauma where the questions at hand present nothing more than an academic exercise,” the court said.

In a separate case, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison for possessing child pornography, the New York Post reported.

Following the government’s recommendation, U.S. District Judge Janet Neff said Nassar “should never again have access to children.”

Neff noted that Nassar’s 60-year sentence won’t begin until his sexual assault sentence is complete. The child molester was 54-years-old at the time.

Olympians McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas were among those who accused Nassar of sexual assault while the ex-doctor worked for USA Gymnastics.

In a letter to Neff, Maroney said Nassar is a “monster” who “left scars on my psyche that may never go away.”

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.