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Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Faces More Abuse Allegations

Nassar served as team doctor for USA Gymnastics from 1996 to 2015

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    More former US gymnasts have come forward against the man they accuse of abusing them, Team USA gymnastics' team doctor Larry Nassar.

    More women have accused Dr. Larry Nassar, the former doctor for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, of abuse, officials said Friday, after molestation claims against the doctor first surfaced earlier this week.

    The Indianapolis Star reported Monday that two gymnasts, one an Olympic medal winner, had accused Nassar of sexually abusing them during treatment. One of the women filed a police report with Michigan State, and the other filed a lawsuit in California.

    Since then, other former patients have gone to police and prosecutors with similar allegations, NBC News reports. Authorities have not said how many complaints have been logged, citing the ongoing investigation.

    “We have taken multiple additional complaints,” said Jason Cody, a spokesman for Michigan State University, where Nassar has a sports medicine practice.

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    Nassar served as team doctor for USA Gymnastics from 1996 to 2015. He has not been charged with a crime. Michigan State reassigned him from clinical duties while it investigates.