Former USA Gymnastics doctor arraigned on sex charges

MASON, Mich. (AP) – A former USA Gymnastics team doctor has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in his Michigan home with a girl aged 6 to 12.

The plea was entered Tuesday by Larry Nassar of Holt, who was arraigned by video from jail. He was arrested Monday while running an errand.

The alleged assaults occurred between 1998 and 2005.

Magistrate Mark Blumer, who set bond at $1 million, said the girl wasn’t a gymnast. Nassar’s attorneys said the family hopes to quickly post the 10 percent needed to be freed.

The 53-year-old doctor has been under scrutiny since two gymnasts, including a member of the 2000 U.S. women’s Olympic team, accused him of sexual abuse during what were supposed to be medical treatments.

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