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    Team Doctor Admits Abusing Olympic Gymnasts

    They trusted him. The U.S. Olympic gymnastic team’s doctor today pleaded guilty in a Michigan court to muliple sexual assault charges. Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls, most of them his gymnast patients. His plea deal for 25-40 years imprisonment comes shortly after another Olympian, Gabby Douglas, went public with a new accusation, saying athletes were “conditioned to say silent,” and as more than 125 others pursue lawsuits against him. Nassar must answer similar charges in a neighboring county, while his former employer, USA Gymnastics, pledged “concrete steps” to prevent further abuse.

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