UPDATE: Former MSU and USA Gymnastics team doctor arraigned; AG Schuette speaks out

Nassar arraign

UPDATE 1:05 p.m. – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is recognizing the courage of the young woman who have come forward in the case against Dr. Larry Nassar.

Schuette says Dr. Nassar stole the childhood of the victim and what has been presented is just the tip of the iceberg.

“Dr. Nassar stole this victim’s childhood which can never be undone. As a father that thought is heartbreaking,” said Schuette. “Today’s charges are the first step toward providing long overdue justice for this victim and will help take someone who appears to be a predator off the streets.”

He added that this complaint comes from an event that occurred in Ingham County over a period of several years.

schuette on nassar UPDATE: Former MSU and USA Gymnastics team doctor arraigned; AG Schuette speaks out

During the news conference Schuette was flanked by members of the Michigan State University Police.

(WLNS) – Former MSU and USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has been arraigned on three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct-1st Degree.

He has pleaded not guilty to the three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in his Holt home with a girl aged 6 to 12 years old.

The 53-year-old Nassar was arrested yesterday and is in the Ingham County jail.

He was arraigned today on a video feed from the jail to the courtroom.

Bond was set at $1 million and his family says they will post bond.

He has bonded out and he must be on a GPS tether and can not be around anyone under 18 years old without supervision.

His wife, who was in the courtroom today, qualifies as supervision.

Nassar’s next court appearance will be December 8 for a hearing with his preliminary examination set for December 15.

The doctor has been under scrutiny this year after two gymnasts, including a member of the 2000 U.S. women’s Olympic team, accused him of sexual abuse.

A lawsuit by one is pending in California.

Nassar has repeatedly denied the allegations.

Michigan State University fired him in September. USA Gymnastics cut ties in 2015.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette plans to talk to reporters about the Nassar investigation this afternoon.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s