Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney details abuse from Team USA doctor Larry Nassar

Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing Mich. Wednesday Nov. 22 2017

Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing Mich. Wednesday Nov. 22 2017

Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County Circuit Court, acknowledging that he sexually penetrated the young women and that they were not old enough to give consent.

'She was only 15 years old.

"It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and it happened before I won my silver medal", McKayla wrote, describing the times she says Nassar sexually assaulted her during the 2012 London Olympics.

'At times, I was unsure whether I would open her bedroom door and find her dead'.

While Maroney planned to be in a federal courtroom Thursday to deliver a victim-impact statement during Nassar's sentencing related to child pornography charges, she and other victims and family members were instructed by a judge to deliver statements in the form of letters. "If Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee had paid attention to any of the red flags in Larry Nassar's behavior, I would have never met him, I never would have been "treated" by him and I never would have been abused by him", Maroney wrote in her letter.

"He abused my trust, abused my body and left scars on my psyche that may never heal", Maroney wrote in her letter to the court.

She said Nassar began abusing her when she was just 13, and the abuse continued throughout her gymnastics career.

"Because the national team training camps did not allow parents to be present, my mom and dad were unable to observe what Nassar was doing", she wrote.

Erin and her husband were told they were not allowed to stay with their daughter at competitions overseas nor on the Karyoli Ranch, the United States of America team's training centre in Huntsville, Texas named after former coaches Bela and Marta Karyoli, where McKayla says Nassar first abused her.

She continued: "My husband once questioned the isolations of the girls during global travel".

'He was assured by [former USA Gymnastics president] Steve Penny that the girls were safe at all times. Michigan State and USA Gymnastics are defendants in numerous lawsuits. "We now know that this was a lie". Penny resigned in March.

'I. learned a few weeks ago from my daughter that at the world championships in Tokyo, [Nassar] drugged her, made her lay nude on a treatment table, straddled her and digitally penetrated her while rubbing his erect penis against her, ' Erin Maroney wrote. She said to me, "Mom I thought I was going to die".

"Larry Nassar deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison", Maroney wrote.

"I can not tell you the anguish her Dad and I feel and the responsibility we feel for not being aware of this or being able to stop it", Erin continued.

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