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Michigan Attorney General Now Probing Gymnastics Doc Larry Nassar

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Michigan's attorney general is now looking into sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar because the case has crossed into several jurisdictions and possibly state lines, officials announced Thursday.

Dr. Nassar worked with USA Gymnastics for two decades and treated many of America's Olympians — including a medalist who has sued him, alleging he repeatedly molested her under the guise of invasive exams and procedures.

Police at Michigan State University, where Nassar had his sports medicine practice until he was fired last month, have received two dozen complaints from former patients in the last month and were expected to turn the case over to local prosecutors.

But Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a statement that the widening scope of the probe means his office is in "the best position to effectively investigate and prosecute this case."

As NBC News reported last week, the FBI is also involved in the investigation. USA Gymnastics said it reported Nassar to the FBI in response to unspecified "athlete concerns" last year before it severed ties with him.

Nassar has not been charged with a crime, and his attorneys say all his procedures were medically appropriate. 

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