Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sexual assault

The former US Olympic gymnastics team doctor has admitted to using his position to sexually abuse underage female athletes on the US team. There are 125 women and girls who have reported being assaulted by Nassar.


    Larry Nassar, a former US Olympic team doctor, has been convicted of sexually abusing young female athletes in his care.

    He worked for USA Gymnastics, the organisation that prepares gymnasts to compete in the Olympics.

    Nassar faces additional charges, including possession of child pornography.

    He faces a possible minimum of 40 years in prison. A judge will decide his sentence in January.

    It's the latest in a series of cases of sexual misconduct that has spanned the world of US sports, entertainment, journalism and politics. USA Gymnastics has received sexual misconduct complaints against 54 coaches as well but has not released them.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.


    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr that resonate today

    Quotes of justice, education, religion and race said by MLK Jr.

    Bitcoin: Know the risks before you buy

    Bitcoin: All you need to know before you buy

    'Bitcoin is right now the riskiest investment you can make.' Here are the risks you should consider before you buy.