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John Geddert, Former USA Gymnastics Coach, Facing Criminal Charges

Added 02-25-21 04:07:02pm EST - “Geddert, 63, who coached the women's gold medal team in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is facing two dozen criminal charges, including human trafficking and sexual misconduct.” - Npr.org

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Former USA Gymnastics coach John Geddert is facing 24 criminal counts including human trafficking, forced labor and sexual misconduct. He is seen above celebrating after the U.S. women won the team gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Visionhaus/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

Former USA Gymnastics coach John Geddert is facing 24 criminal counts including human trafficking, forced labor and sexual misconduct. He is seen above celebrating after the U.S. women won the team gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

A former USA Gymnastics coach with links to convicted felon and former USA Gymnastics national team physician Larry Nassar, is facing two dozen criminal charges of his own, including human trafficking, forced labor and sexual misconduct.

John Geddert served as head coach for the 2012 U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team that took home the team gold medal in London. He also owned a Lansing, Michigan-area elite training facility called Twistars. Nassar also treated injured athletes there.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the charges at a Thursday afternoon press briefing. She said the charges brought by her office "focus on multiple acts of verbal, physical and sexual abuse perpetrated by the defendant against multiple victims."

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