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Congressional panel releases answers to Nassar inquiries

Larry Nassar
Emma Winowiecki
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Michigan Radio

USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University have responded to initial inquiries from Congress regarding their handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

A Senate subcommittee made the institutions' answers public Tuesday.

The Olympic Committee says it first learned from USA Gymnastics in late July 2015 that three gymnasts' concerns regarding a team physician were being reported to law enforcement. USA Gymnastics says it first became aware of an athlete's discomfort with Larry Nassar in June 2015.

Michigan State -- where Nassar worked -- says no employee understood at any time prior to September 2016 that Nassar had "engaged in sexual misconduct."

The entities are facing lawsuits filed by victims of Nassar, who's in prison for molesting young female athletes under the guise of treatment.

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