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Report: Larry Nassar Was Allowed to See Patients During Sexual Abuse Investigation

Michigan State University reportedly allowed former Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar to see patients while he was under criminal investigation for sexual misconduct in 2014 and 2015. The university’s police department was reportedly investigating Nassar after a woman came forward alleging that the doctor had sexually assaulted her. Nassar was cleared of the allegation in a separate Title IX investigation, according to the Lansing State Journal. But Nassar faced allegations from more than 12 women after that three-month probe, and the university police department’s investigation was not referred to county prosecutors until more than a year later, in 2015. The university’s police department wanted him to be charged with sexual assault, but county prosecutors did not end up charging Nassar, who was sentenced earlier this month to 60 years behind bars for child pornography.