Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was stabbed multiple times in federal prison, according to sources.
Sources said The Associated Press that the convicted sex abuser was attacked by another inmate on Sunday night while he was behind bars at the United States Penitentiary Coleman in Florida.
Nassar was stabbed in the back and chest, sources said.
At the moment, the extent of his injuries is not clear, but he is said to be in a stable condition.
The Independent reached the Bureau of Prisons for more information.
Nassar is serving hundreds of years behind bars in a Florida penitentiary after he was convicted on state and federal charges for sexually assaulting girls and young women who were part of the USA gymnastics team.
As the team doctor, the sexual predator abused his position of trust and victimized many young gymnasts over several decades.
In many cases, he sexually assaulted his young victims under the guise that it was medical treatment for hip and leg injuries sustained during the game.
As well as USA Gymnastics, based in Indianapolis, he also worked at Michigan State University.
Many of his victims became America’s biggest gymnastic stars and have since spoken out about the years of abuse he put them through.
He was finally arrested in December 2016 on child pornography charges – more than a year after his first victim came forward with allegations.
The scandal not only plagued USA Gymnastics but the FBI that failed to take the accusations seriously – and left Nassar to abuse more than 120 additional victims while they sat on the information for a year and a half.
It was July 2015 when Maggie Nichols became the first victim to report her sexual abuse to USA Gymnastics bosses, who then forwarded the information to the FBI’s Indianapolis field office.
Agents failed to open an investigation for another 17 months when a complaint about Nassar was made to Michigan State University campus police.
The watchdog of the Department of Justice later released a scathing report on the bureau’s handling of the matter, which it said allowed sexual predators to abuse multiple victims.
In 2021, several of Nassar’s victims including top gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee where they gave emotional – and damaging – testimony about the abuse they suffered at the hands of Nassar – and how the authorities failed to bring him to justice for years.
Following his arrest in 2016, Nassar pleaded guilty to child pornography charges at his federal trial in December 2017.
Two months later, he pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct at his state trial.
He served 60 years in prison on federal charges and 175 years on state charges.