Olympian McKayla Maroney Accuses Larry Nassar of Sexual Abuse

McKayla Maroney, an Olympic gold medalist, accused former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexually abusing her starting when she was 13-years old, ESPN reported Wednesday. Nassar is already facing 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, which could lead to a life sentence in prison if he is convicted. The now 21-year old gymnast tweeted that Nassar “molested” her at age 13. When she was 15 she said that he gave her a sleeping pill on a flight to Tokyo and she later woke up alone in his hotel room. “Dr. Nassar told me that I was receiving ‘medically necessary treatment that he had been performing on patients for over 30 years,’” she wrote. “It started when I was 13 years old, at one of my first National Team training camps, in Texas, and it didn’t end until I left the sport. It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was ‘treated.’”