Congressional panel releases answers to Nassar inquiries

Larry Nassar appears in Judge Janice Cunningham's courtroom with his attorney Matt Newburg, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, for the first day of victim impact statements in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., where Nassar is expected to be sentenced on three counts of sexual assault sometime next week. Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in a similar hearing in another county last week. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - 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.

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A Senate subcommittee made public the institutions' answers 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.

And 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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