UPDATE: Nassar returns to court to hear accusers

UPDATE (11:50 a.m.) – A 16-year-old gymnast says a Michigan sports doctor accused of molesting her and many other athletes made her uncomfortable during visits for back pain.

Testimony resumed Friday in a Lansing-area court. The judge must decide whether there’s enough evidence to send Dr. Larry Nassar to trial on sexual assault charges. The case involves seven women or girls, although dozens more are suing him.

Nassar was a doctor at Michigan State University and at USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. He’s accused of molesting girls with his hands. He denies wrongdoing.

One of three alleged victims who testified on May 12 briefly returned to court. She says Nassar never told her that he would be touching her private areas with ungloved hands. Four more girls could testify Friday.

6 News reporter Alexandra Ilitch is in the courtroom and will have continual updates on the WLNS Twitter page

(WLNS) – Four more accusers could take the stand in an Ingham County courtroom today as the preliminary hearing continues for former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar.

The first part of this hearing started on May 15 and is related to more than 20 sexual assault charges in both the First and Third degree.

The four accusers taking the stand say Nassar sexually abused them when they went to him for medical treatment.

Nassar says he’s innocent and that he was using accepted medical techniques.

6 News will have a crew inside the courtroom and will have live updates online and on 6 News.

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