Authorities in Texas filed another round of sexual assault charges on Friday against disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and Debbie Van Horn, a trainer he worked with at the ranch owned by legendary coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi.
According to Fox News, Nassar, who has already pleaded guilty to molesting former patients in Michigan and will spend the rest of his life behind bars, was indicted by a Texas grand jury on six counts of sexual assault. Van Horn was charged with one count of sexual assault.
The charges, which stem from incidents dating back to the early 2000s, involve six former patients who were treated at the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville that was used as a training center by USA Gymnastics. USGA officials were not charged in the case but were roundly criticized or not going to law enforcement as soon as a report of suspected abuse was made in June 2015.
Prosecutors said there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the Karolyis, but many victims of Nassar’s have called for charged to be filed against the couple for ignoring the signs of abuse.
“There is no comparison to what the girls have gone through, but Martha and Bela Karolyis are also victims of Larry Nassar, and of his assistant Debbie Van Horn,” the Karolyis attorney, David Berg, said. “They have devoted their lives to gymnastics and to the girls they have trained. This has just killed them”