Nassar lawyers say he was assaulted in prison

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 14:35:46-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Attorneys for imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar say he was assaulted in May after being released into the general population of a federal prison.

The Detroit News reports Wednesday that Nassar’s lawyers disclosed the assault in motions seeking that he be re-sentenced by a different judge for molesting young athletes.

Nassar is serving a 60-year child pornography sentence at the U.S. penitentiary in Tuscon, Arizona — the country’s only federal facility that is classified as high security and also has a sex offender management program. The legal motions do not specify the nature of the assault.

Nassar, 54, will be locked up for the rest of his life under decades-long sentences for molesting athletes with his hands and possessing child pornography.