A disgraced sports doctor accused of abusing over 150 female gymnasts was the victim of a brutal assault during an altercation with another inmate at a Florida federal prison.
Larry Nassar, who has been incarcerated for six years with no hope of release, is said to be in stable condition following the incident.
Persons in the know told the Associated Press the attack took place at the United States Penitentiary Coleman in Florida on Sunday. One of them revealed he received knife wounds in the back and chest.
The sources were not able to go into details of the investigation and spoke to the AP anonymously.
The 59-year-old was sentenced to 60 years in prison on charges relating to disturbing content involving children in 2017.
He was sentenced to an additional 40-175 years the following year after being convicted of sexually assaulting multiple gymnasts, including Olympic gold medalists. He received another 40-125 years in Michigan State prison after pleading guilty to three more counts of sexual assault.
“We can confirm on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at approximately 2:35 pm, an inmate was assaulted at the United States Penitentiary (USP) Coleman II, in Sumterville, Florida,” the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed to ESPN. “Responding staff immediately initiated life-saving measures. Staff requested Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and life-saving efforts continued. The inmate was transported by EMS to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.”
The Bureau of Prisons refused to identify Nassar as the victim or provide details on his condition. However, they did reveal that no other staff or inmates were injured.
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