Simone Biles, Aly Raisman And More Slam FBI For Botched Investigation Into Larry Nassar

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Simone Biles testifiesGymnasts including Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles gave heart-wrenching testimony on Wednesday during a Senate hearing that reviewed the FBI’s botched 2015 investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse against former USA Gymnastic team doctor Larry Nassar.

“These individuals clearly violated policies and were negligent in executing their duties, and in doing so, more girls were abused by Larry Nassar for over a year,” Maroney said in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“To not indict these agents is a disservice to me and my teammates; it is a disservice to the system which was built to protect all of us from abuse; it was a disservice to every victim who suffered needlessly at the hands of Larry Nassar after I spoke up,” added Maroney, who was the first gymnast to speak with the FBI. “Why are public servants, whose job is to protect, getting away with this?”

Nassar, who is effectively serving life in prison for sexually abusing hundreds of child athletes, was reported to the FBI in 2015 by multiple gymnasts. Two Indianapolis-based FBI agents, however, did not take any action until more than a year later. A Department of Justice report published in July revealed that the FBI office in Indianapolis had made “fundamental errors” while investigating Nassar, including concealing and fabricating information in their reports to FBI Headquarters about their interviews with Nassar’s victims.

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