23 New Sex Abuse Charges for Former USA Olympic Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

Larry Nassar, the former USA Olympic Gymnastics doctor accused of molesting dozens of former patients, was hit with 23 additional sex-abuse charges on Wednesday. The charges link Nassar to half a dozen women—some under the age of 13—and include criminal sexual conduct in the first and third degree. The Michigan Attorney General leading the probe, Bill Schuette, previously charged Nassar with the repeated molestation of a family friend, beginning when the victim was six years old. At the time of that charge, nearly 60 former patients had filed complaints against the doctor, alledging that he conducted invasive pelvic exams while treating them for sports injuries. The number of complaints has continued to grow, according to the crime logs at Michigan State University where Nassar's practice was located. “I’ve never seen or heard of anything like this,” said James White, a Michigan attorney who represents 13 victims. “Based on the access he had to young girls over the last 20 years, the numbers are staggering.”