According to several accounts, Larry Nassar, who was found guilty of assaulting young gymnasts, is recovering after being stabbed in a Florida prison.
Larry Nassar was stabbed in jail
According to numerous accounts, Larry Nassar, a former sports physician who is currently serving a lengthy jail sentence for sexually abusing young female gymnasts, was stabbed multiple times on Sunday after an incident with another prisoner.
After the assault at the United States Penitentiary Coleman in Florida on Monday, two people with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that Nassar, 59, was in stable condition. The individuals spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because they had no permission to publicly discuss the nature of the attack or the ongoing investigation.
Nassar was stabbed six times in the chest, twice in the back, and twice in the neck, according to a prison union official who talked to NBC News. Nassar also experienced a collapsed lung, according to Joe Rojas, president of Local 506, the union for prison workers.
According to a Florida Board of Prisons statement acquired by the USA TODAY Network, an incident did take place at the Coleman prison in Sumterville, Florida, around 2:35 on Sunday. According to the statement, emergency medical workers started life-saving procedures right after and took a prisoner to a nearby hospital “for further treatment and evaluation.”
Numerous athletes have claimed that Larry Nassar has molested them.
Numerous athletes, including Olympic champions Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, and McKayla Maroney, said that Nassar had sexually assaulted them while providing them with medical care.
In the summer of 2015, USA Gymnastics reported Nassar to the FBI and informed the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee of his alleged wrongdoing. However, it would take the FBI nearly another year to launch an inquiry. Before The Indianapolis Star, a part of the USA TODAY Network, published a report in September 2016 in which two former gymnasts said Nassar had sexually assaulted them, neither USA Gymnastics nor the USOPC made any public statements concerning Nassar.
Later, it was discovered that several Michigan State athletes had also complained about Nassar but had received no response.
Nassar wasn’t taken into custody until November 2016. After pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges and state sexual assault charges in 2017, he is currently serving an effective life sentence.
At his January 2018 sentence hearing on the state charges, Rachael Denhollander, one of Nassar’s initial public accusers, said, “Every day, I reflect on the young girl I was and the girls and women all of these survivors were.”