A previous UNITED STATES Gymnastics trainer charged Thursday early morning with two dozen criminal charges passed away by suicide hours later, Michigan’s state attorney general has actually confirmed.
John Geddert, 63, was charged of human trafficking, forced labor as well as sex-related misconduct, to name a few criminal offenses.
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In a declaration, Thursday, Michigan Attorney General Of The United States Dana Nessel claimed: “My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after taking his own life. This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved.”
“In the two criminal sexual conduct counts, Geddert, 63, was accused of “sexual penetration” of a girl under 16 in January 2012, according to the complaint.
“John Geddert used force, fraud and coercion against the young athletes that came to him for gymnastics training for financial benefit to him,” Nessel told reporters hours before Geddert’s body was found.
“The victims suffer from disordered eating, including bulimia and anorexia, suicide attempts and self-harm, excessive physical conditioning, repeatedly being forced to perform even when injured, extreme emotional abuse and physical abuse, including sexual assault,” she said. “Many of these victims still carry these scars from his behavior to this day.”
The charge of lying to police was tied to allegations that Geddert’s knew about Nassar’s crimes.”Source