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Three years after the great scandal of sexual abuse in American gymnastics, with the harsh condemnation of the national team doctor, Larry Nassar, the focus shifts to the former coach in the 2012 Olympics,

John Geddert


The coach has been charged with sexual assault and human trafficking at his Michigan sports club, state judicial authorities reported Thursday.

Geddert, 63, was indicted for physical, verbal and sexual abuse of about twenty victims between 2008 and 2018 at the gymnastics club he owned, where Nassar worked as a doctor, explained Michigan State Attorney Dana Nessel.

The former doctor of the national gymnastics team was the protagonist of one of the biggest scandals in American sports when it was known that he sexually abused more than 200 athletes over two decades, crimes for which he was sentenced in 2018 to between 40 and 125 years from prison.


is also accused of lying to the police and denying having knowledge of the sexual assaults committed by Larry Nassar at his club

, Twistars, located near Lansing, Michigan.

Geddert was scheduled to appear in local court on Thursday afternoon.

Nassar's Accomplice

Among the victims of Larry Nassar, who used to commit the abuses under the pretext of his medical treatments, were several high-level gymnasts, such as four-time Olympic champion

Simone Biles


Several of the complainants had blamed John Geddert for forcing them to seek medical attention from Nassar.

Geddert was the subject of a criminal investigation since 2018 in the wake of Nassar's conviction.

Soon after, he announced his retirement.

Following Nassar's sentencing, the American gymnastics federation offered a



totaling $ 215 million

that was criticized by some of the victims, including Simone Biles and fellow Olympic medalist

Aly Raisman

, who demanded an investigation. independent to determine if others were responsible for allowing the abuses.

These cases weren't the only scandals surrounding the successful American gymnastics team.

In April 2020, former coach

Maggie Haney

was suspended for eight years for verbal abuse and mistreatment of athletes, whom she forced to train even if they were injured.

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