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Larry Nassar Stabbed Multiple Times in Prison

Former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been stabbed multiple times during an altercation in prison.

The incident occurred on Sunday at the United States Penitentiary Coleman in Sumterville, Florida.

According to a report from the Associated Press, Nassar was stabbed repeatedly in the back and chest by another inmate.

“The two officers guarding the unit where Nassar was held were working mandated overtime shifts because of staffing shortages,” a source told the AP.

Nassar was said to be in stable condition on Monday.

Nassar was convicted of sexually abusing over 250 female athletes over three decades while working at Michigan State University and Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

As Timcast previously reported, Nassar pled guilty to child pornography and evidence tampering charges in December 2017 and was given 60 years in prison. In January of 2018, Nassar received an additional 40 to 175 years in Michigan after pleading guilty to seven counts of sexual assault of minors in Ingham County.

Rachael Denhollander, the first Nassar victim to speak out against him publicly, tweeted, “None of the women I’ve spoken with are rejoicing today. We’re grieving the destruction across so much. We’re grieving the reality that protecting others from him came with the near-certainty we would wake up to this someday.”

Denhollander urged people not to joke about the situation.

“For ALL our sakes, we desperately wish he had chosen differently” Denhollander continued. ” The farthest we can run from what Larry became, is to love. That isn’t at odds with justice, but it means we aren’t finding entertainment value in destruction either.”

One of Nassar’s victims, Sarah Klein, told the Associated Press that the stabbing forced her and the others to relive their abuse and trauma “at the hands of Nassar and the institutions, including law enforcement, that protected him and allowed him to prey on children.”

“I want him to face the severe prison sentence he received because of the voices of survivors. I absolutely do not support violence because it’s morally wrong and death would be an easy out for Nassar,” Klein said.

Over 150 women and girls testified during Nassar’s sentencing, saying that they were molested during medical treatment. Some claimed that they had told coaches and athletic trainers, but nothing was done to stop him.

The Associated Press reports, “More than 100 women, including Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, collectively are seeking more than $1 billion from the federal government for the FBI’s failure to stop Nassar after agents became aware of allegations against him in 2015. He was arrested by Michigan State University police in 2016, more than a year later.”

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