Olympic Gymnastics Team Victims

In early 2017, former US Olympics team doctor Lawrence “Larry” Nassar was convicted on several counts of child pornography and sexually assaulting underage girls. He was sentenced to a maximum of over 200 years. Though many people heard about this case, not as many know how we got to this point. You can see the full timeline here, but these are the highlights:

1986

1986

Nassar becomes an athletic trainer for the USA Gymnastics team.

1992

1992

First alleged assault by Nassar, who claimed abuse of a 12-year-old girl was for “medical research.” Pattern continues for over a decade.

1996

1996

Nassar is named the national medical coordinator for the USA Gymnastics team.

1997

1997

Michigan State University names Nassar gymnastics team physician. Youth coach John Geddert made aware of abuse by Nassar, fails to investigate.

2004

2004

Nassar solicits and receives child pornography. Nassar continues abusing young athletes, their coaches ignore complaints of assault. Photo: Digital Spy, TMZ https://bit.ly/2G9DRNF

2014

2014

Investigation launched into abuse by Nassar by Michigan State University.

2015

2015

University findings turned over to prosecutors, who tell police that Nassar will not be charged.

Aug. 4, 2016

Aug. 4, 2016

The Indianapolis Star shines a spotlight on sexual abuse in USA Gymnastics; for most, this is the first time they’ve heard about this story. More allegations emerge as the month goes on. (Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com)

Sept. 8, 2016

Sept. 8, 2016

The first-known accuser files lawsuit against Nassar, claiming abuse from 1994 to 2000. Photo: Digital Spy, TMZ https://bit.ly/2G9DRNF

Sept. 12, 2016

Sept. 12, 2016

At the urging of the US Senate, USA Gymnastics relieves Nassar of his duties and cut all ties with him.

Sept. 20, 2016

Sept. 20, 2016

Nassar fired from Michigan State University.

Nov. 22, 2016

Nov. 22, 2016

Nassar charged with 3 counts of first degree criminal sexual abuse; Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office has received over 50 complaints against Nassar. Photo: Digital Spy, TMZ https://bit.ly/2G9DRNF

Dec. 16, 2016

Dec. 16, 2016

Nassar indicted on federal child pornography charges. Photo: Digital Spy, TMZ https://bit.ly/2G9DRNF

June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017

Over 100 complaints have been brought against Nassar. Photo: Digital Spy, TMZ https://bit.ly/2G9DRNF

July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017

Nassar pleads guilty to child pornography charges. Photo: Digital Spy, TMZ https://bit.ly/2G9DRNF

Oct. 18, 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney opens up about Nassar sexual abusing her, helping bolster the #MeToo movement.

Nov. 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017

Nassar pleads guilty to 7 counts of criminal sexual misconduct. Photo: Digital Spy, TMZ https://bit.ly/2G9DRNF

Dec. 7, 2017

Dec. 7, 2017

Nassar sentenced to 60 years for child pornography charges. Photo: Digital Spy, TMZ https://bit.ly/2G9DRNF

Jan. 16-24, 2018

Jan. 16-24, 2018

More than 150 women testify against Nassar in court. Photo: Digital Spy, TMZ https://bit.ly/2G9DRNF

Jan. 24, 2018

Jan. 24, 2018

Nassar sentenced to 40 to 175 years on 7 counts of criminal sexual assault; sentence to start after child pornography sentence is completed. Photo: Digital Spy, TMZ https://bit.ly/2G9DRNF

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

Nassar sentenced to 40 to 125 years on 3 charges of criminal sexual misconduct. Photo: Digital Spy, TMZ https://bit.ly/2G9DRNF

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