USA Gymnastics: Larry Nassar sexual abuse charges mount

The Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar, who treated elite female US gymnasts, has been charged with sexually assaulting nine girls, BBC reports.

On Wednesday, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed 22 counts of criminal sexual conduct, some involving girls younger than 13.

He described Dr Nassar, accused of molesting gymnasts as he treated back and hip injuries, as "a monster".

The doctor has denied allegations of abuse in the past.

Dr Nassar has said he was carrying out legitimate procedures.

He is already being held on a charge of possessing child pornography and faces trial over accusations he abused a girl repeatedly at her family home.

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