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Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty to Multiple Counts of Sexual Misconduct

Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty to Multiple Counts of Sexual Misconduct

Nassar has been accused of abusing more than 130 women - including Olympic gold medalists Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney.

On Wednesday, Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual assault, six of which applied to girls 15 or younger. "It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar".

The victims are demanding answers from the people who protected Nassar. He also faces numerous sexual assault charges stemming from his time working at Michigan State University.

Nassar, 54, could faces least 25 years in prison but could be jailed for life.

He worked for USA Gymnastics, the organisation that prepares gymnasts to compete in the Olympics.

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Separately, Nassar is also awaiting sentencing on federal charges of receiving child pornography, possessing child pornography and a charge that he hid and destroyed evidence in the case.

Douglas in a separate tweet later apologized for "coming off like I don't stand alongside my teammates". Gabby's former teammate Simone Biles quickly took offense to Douglas' comments and quickly issued a reply of her own. Regardless of what you wear, abuse under any circumstance is never acceptable. i am WITH you.

According to CNN, as of July, Nassar has been charged with a total of "22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and 11 counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct at the state level".

During Nassar's sentencing in January, the 125 women who reported their assaults to Michigan State Police will be allowed to read their victim statements.