Former gold medal coach dies by suicide after being charged with sexual assault

US women’s Olympic coach John Geddert is accused of abusing a teen and recruiting adults and minors for forced labor. Authorities said he also lied during former doctor Larry Nassar’s investigation.
1:43 | 02/26/21

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Now to the former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach charged today with two dozen felonies including sex assault and human trafficking. Late today we learned that coach has died by suicide. His body was found in a rest area. Here's our chief national correspondent. Reporter: He was hit with 24 charges this morning, many for the human trafficking of minors. But rather than face those charges, tonight authorities say the former U.S. Olympic gymnastics coach chose to die by suicide. These allegations focus around multiple acts of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse perpetrated by the defendant against multiple victims. Reporter: Those victims were girls who had gold medaled as head coach of the 2012 olympic team trained at his gym, and that was where his friend, Dr. Larry Nasser, was convicted for sexually abusing young women and girls. I am certain that today's charges will bring a new round of questions for the survivors of Larry Nasser's terrible crimes. Reporter: Nasser is now in prison. You do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again. Reporter: During his dramatic sentencing, the women who testified against him calling gedard his willing acome lis. You deserve to sit behind bars right next to Larry. The scandal has set off an earthquake in the world of U.S. Women's gymnastics, and he denied his victims closure. He was found dead off a rest stop near Lansing, Michigan. Next tonight to the alarming warning on capitol hill today,

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