(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – Larry Nassar, the former sports doctor who was convicted of sexually abusing female gymnasts for decades, was stabbed repeatedly while in federal prison. A source familiar with the case reported that Nassar had been stabbed by another inmate at the United States Penitentiary Coleman in Sumterville on Sunday.
The incident was first reported by the Associated Press. According to the source, Nassar was stabbed twice in the neck and back, respectively, and then another six times in the chest. Joe Rojas, who is one of the prison’s employees and the president of the local union, stated that, from what he knows, Nassar had a collapsed lung and was in stable condition following his injuries.
He also pointed out that he thinks the prison is understaffed. Federal officials also confirmed that the altercation occurred at around 2:30 ET on Sunday and that following the stabbings, a staff member was quick to use life-saving measures. One of the inmates was also transported to the local hospital for treatment.
Nassar, who had been the former USA Gymnastics doctor, pleaded guilty in November 2017 and is now serving his prison sentence for sexually assaulting gymnasts as well as other athletes while working at Michigan State University. He has also pleaded guilty to having child pornography in his possession. Many athletes testified in 2019 against Nassar, who had inflicted sexual abuse for more than two decades.
The victim and assailant in the attack have not been identified, as the prison houses over 1,200 male offenders.
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