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US House Panel to Probe Sexual Abuse in Sports


The U.S. Capitol Hill building in Washington, DC, on Jan. 10, 2018.(Photo: Diaa Bekheet)

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said Friday it will investigate sexual abuse in organized sports after the sentencing of a USA Gymnastics team doctor for sexually abusing female athletes.

The committee sent letters to USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Michigan State University, USA Swimming, and USA Taekwondo asking questions about sexual abuse within organized sports. Some asked when entities became aware of abuse allegations related to Dr. Larry Nassar and want answers by Feb.
9.

Nassar was sentenced in Michigan this week to up to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting young female gymnasts.

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