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Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor to accept plea deal on sexual abuse charges

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor to accept plea deal on sexual abuse charges
Posted at 2:11 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 14:12:27-05

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor accused of molesting girls at his home and a campus clinic is expected to change his not-guilty plea.

Online court records show a change-of-plea hearing for 54-year-old Dr. Larry Nassar is set for Nov. 22, a week before jury selection was to begin.

Nassar also faces 1st-degree criminal sexual misconduct charges in another county and in July pleaded guilty in federal court in a separate child pornography case. He is scheduled to be sentenced in the child porn case in December.

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Messages seeking comment were left Wednesday for the state attorney general's office and one of Nassar's defense attorneys. There is a gag order in the state cases.

Nassar also has been sued by more than 125 women alleging abuse.

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