Larry Nassar, Doctor Who Sexually Abused Gymnasts, Stabbed Multiple Times In Prison

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Larry Nassar, a former gymnastics doctor for the U.S. Olympics team and a convicted sexual abuser, was reportedly stabbed in a Florida prison Sunday, according to a prison spokesperson that disclosed details to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Nassar was reportedly stabbed multiple times by another inmate at the United States Penitentiary Coleman II in Florida, which was first reported by AP. Nassar quickly received medical treatment and is reportedly in stable condition after suffering injuries to his back and chest. (RELATED: REPORT: Jeffrey Epstein Wrote Letter To Convicted Pedophile Larry Nassar Before Committing Suicide)

The spokesperson confirmed to the DCNF that the attack had taken place Sunday at 2:35 p.m. and that prison staff performed “life-saving measures” on Nassar before an ambulance transported him to the hospital. Nassar was reportedly stabbed twice in both the neck and back and another six times in the chest, according to a statement from Joe Rojas, a prison union leader given to NBC News.

When asked about Nassar’s condition Monday the spokesperson explained that the prison does not disclose the current medical status of any inmate due to privacy reasons.

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation was notified,” The spokesperson told the DCNF. “No staff or other inmates were injured and at no time was the public in danger. An internal investigation is ongoing.”

Nassar was convicted after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting multiple gymnasts over the course of his career, including several on the U.S. Olympic team. He was sentenced in 2018 to 40 years in prison after his conviction in addition to his previous sentencing to 60 years in 2017 for possession of child pornography.

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