Michigan State University

Michigan State: Doctor sexually assaulted teen gymnast

A sports doctor at Michigan State University sexually assaulted a teen gymnast during treatments for back pain in 2000, according to a campus investigation that's separate from a criminal probe and a blizzard of lawsuits against him.

The conclusion by Michigan State's Office of Institutional Equity could hurt the university as it defends itself against lawsuits by dozens of women and girls who visited Dr. Larry Nassar for sports injuries, especially gymnasts of various ages from around Michigan. He also was a doctor at Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

The report stems from allegations made by Rachael Denhollander of Louisville, Kentucky, who has...