Steve September 14, 2021
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Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and other medal-winning gymnasts will testify before a Senate panel looking into the FBI’s handling of complaints against Larry Nassar, team USA Gymnastics’ former doctor.   

Over the summer, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General released a report saying they found that FBI officials investigating sexual abuse allegations against Nassar made “fundamental errors” in the investigation and did not act “with the urgency that the allegations required,” according to CNN.    

Biles will testify alongside gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman.   

The FBI received complaints about Nassar in 2015 but didn’t act on them for a year, according to HuffPost. During that time, he was able to continue abusing young women during their physical exams and as a sports doctor at Michigan State University, according to HuffPost.   

In 2018, a judge sentenced Nassar to up to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse. At the time of his trial, more than 150 young women testified against him. CNN reported that he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct.   

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Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and other medal-winning gymnasts will testify before a Senate panel looking into the FBI’s handling of complaints against Larry Nassar, team USA Gymnastics’ former doctor.   

Over the summer, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General released a report saying they found that FBI officials investigating sexual abuse allegations against Nassar made “fundamental errors” in the investigation and did not act “with the urgency that the allegations required,” according to CNN.    

Biles will testify alongside gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman.   

The FBI received complaints about Nassar in 2015 but didn’t act on them for a year, according to HuffPost. During that time, he was able to continue abusing young women during their physical exams and as a sports doctor at Michigan State University, according to HuffPost.   

In 2018, a judge sentenced Nassar to up to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse. At the time of his trial, more than 150 young women testified against him. CNN reported that he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct.   

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