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Investigators search home, gym of coach tied to Nassar

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 14:49:37-05

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) — Police have searched the Michigan home and former gym of a gymnastics coach who had ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar.

The state attorney general's office acknowledged the search Tuesday. The Lansing State Journal posted photos of a man with a police coat carrying a box away from John Geddert’ house in Grand Ledge, west of Lansing.

Geddert is the former coach of the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team. Nassar was the team's doctor and also saw injured gymnasts at Twistars, Geddert's gym for elite athletes. Geddert has insisted he had “zero knowledge” of Nassar's sexual assault of gymnasts.

Michigan's Attorney General's Office released a statement on the search:

“As part of its investigation into gymnastics coach John Geddert, Attorney General Dana Nessel’s prosecution team has – with the help of the Michigan State Police and the Grand Ledge Police Department – executed search warrants this morning on his residence and Twistars, his coaching facility. Geddert was a US Olympics gymnastics coach who worked closely with Dr. Larry Nassar and at whose gymnastics club, Twistars, many of the Nassar victims were abused.”