Former USA Gymnastics Doctor to Plead Guilty to Federal Child Porn Charges

Former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar agreed to plead guilty to federal child pornography charges.

Nassar, 53, of Holt, was indicted in December on charges of obtaining and possessing child pornography. Months later, the U.S. Attorney’s Office added a third charge that alleged Nassar had images or files destroyed.

He signed an agreement to plead guilty to all three charges, according a copy of the agreement obtained by the Lansing State Journal. The plea deal does not include a sentence agreement.

Each charge carries a sentence of five to 20 years in prison.

The formal plea agreement has not been filed in federal court, and no plea hearing has been scheduled. His next scheduled appearance is for August.

Matt Newburg, one of Nassar’s attorneys, declined to comment.

In December, days after Nassar was arrested, an FBI agent testified at a detention hearing that, during a search of Nassar’s Holt property, law enforcement found hard drives, some of which were in a trash can outside the home, that contained at least 37,000 images and videos of child pornography.

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SOURCE: USA Today; Lansing State Journal,