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Woman Says Michigan Sports Doctor Molested Her

Dr. Larry Nassar
Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 11:24:00-05

MASON, Mich. (AP) - A 25-year-old woman has testified that a former Michigan State University sports doctor repeatedly molested her as a child during family visits to his home near Lansing.

The woman's testimony Friday came during a hearing to determine if there's enough evidence to warrant trying Dr. Larry Nassar on sexual assault charges.

The woman says Nassar sexually abused her from age 6 until age 12 at his home in Holt. She says he rubbed his genitals on her and digitally penetrated her, among other things. She also says when she eventually told her parents, her dad didn't believe her.

Nassar faces separate child porn charges and is being sued by dozens of women and girls who say he sexually assaulted them while they sought treatment for injuries over a roughly 20-year period.

Nassar has denied any wrongdoing. He also worked for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.