Olympic gymnastics coach for the 2012 team, John Geddert, has killed himself, according to an AFP, and the Associated Press report.
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Geddert was charged with 24 felonies, including counts of racketeering as well as felony counts of human trafficking, criminal sexual conduct, and lying to a peace officer, Michigan court records said. He was a close associate of Larry Nassar, who was convicted as a serial rapist and sex offender for his role in molesting competitive gymnasts.
"The announcement from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel came about three hours after a news conference where Nessel announced that John Geddert was charged with crimes, including sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise," the AP reported.
"Geddert was accused of recruiting minors for forced labor, a reference to the gymnasts he coached, according to documents filed in an Eaton County court," the report also said.