Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor sent to Arizona federal prison

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Larry Nassar, the former US gymnastics doctor accused of molesting more than 200 women and children has been transferred to a high-security federal prison in Tucson.

USP Tucson is part of the system's Sex Offender Management Program, which means it has a higher proportion of sex-offenders on site and also offers treatment. He's one of almost 1,400 inmates at the low-security prison, located about 10 miles south of Ann Arbor. Some of the most well-known Olympic gymnasts in recent history, are among the victims, such as Simone Biles and Aly Raisman.

Nassar, a 54-year-old former Michigan State University doctor, will first serve his 60-year sentence in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to those charges in July.

Larry Nassar - or Lawrence Gerard Nassar, inmate #21504-040 as he's known by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons - has a new home.

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On January 24, 2018, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years after pleading guilty to seven counts of sexual assault of minors. His release date is listed as March 23, 2069.

He's starting the 60-year federal prison term for child pornography crimes.

This week, Congress started an investigation into institutions that Nassar worked for, including USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.

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