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Plea in child porn case signed by gymnastics doctor, reports say

July 9, 2017

A plea deal could be in the works for a former doctor for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics who was charged in federal court with obtaining and possessing child pornography.

Documents obtained by The Detroit News and the Lansing State Journal show a guilty plea has been signed by 53-year-old Dr. Larry Nassar, a former doctor at Michigan State University.

A formal plea agreement hasn't been filed with the court.

Nassar faces trial in three Michigan sexual assault cases that include young gymnasts who said they were molested while seeking treatment for injuries.

Nassar and Michigan State also are being sued by dozens of women and girls. USA Gymnastics, the sports national governing body, is a defendant in some of the lawsuits.

The Associated Press left messages Sunday seeking comment from an attorney for Nassar and the U.S. attorney's office in Grand Rapids.

An independent review of USA Gymnastics released last month said the organization needs a "complete cultural change" to better protect athletes from sexual abuse.

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