How the Fourth Estate Helped Finally Bring Larry Nassar to Justice — Where Others Failed

Front page of the Indianapolis Star, September 13, 2016

This week a series of American gymnasts delivered powerful testimony before Congress about the sex crimes of Larry Nassar, who is serving a life sentence for sex crimes that include molesting hundreds of girls and women while serving as the USA Gymnastics team doctor.

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and other teammates, including McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols, described in heart-wrenching testimony the toll that Nassar’s abuse took, and the institutions that shielded him, including the FBI, which was shamefully slow to investigate allegations against him.

“I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse,” Biles said.

The FBI was investigating
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