Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate misconduct allegations at the famed Karolyi Ranch, the U.S. Olympic training facility in Southeast Texas, north of Houston, where Nassar had treated athletes.
The ranch is owned by former national team coordinators Bela and Martha Karolyi. "Considering that criminal action has been implicated across multiple jurisdictions and states, it is essential that the Texas Rangers work with the Walker County Sheriff's Office to comprehensively investigate all potential criminal conduct", noted Abbott. Olympic champion Simone Biles started training there in 2011.
Michigan State University (MSU) on Friday accepted the resignation of its President Lou Anna Simon over the university's failure to stand up for victims of Nassar, who sexually abused young athletes when he worked in MSU. The board's executive officers stepped down on Monday and the rest of the group will now follow suit.
He also said the athletes who trained at the ranch "deserve to know that no stone is left unturned".
The Walker County Sheriff's Office, which will collaborate with the Texas Rangers in the investigation, confirmed last week that it was looking into the ranch. "The people of Texas demand, and the victims deserve, nothing less", he said.
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Nassar has been accused of sexual abuse by more than 150 women and girls.
Bela Karolyi coached the US women's team at the Olympics in 1988 and 1992. She said he would give her desserts as treats, which were forbidden at the ranch, where the Karolyis closely monitored what the gymnasts ate. Raisman said Nassar started abusing her when she was 15.
Larson said she once pretended to slip on a wet floor, slamming her head into a tub, to fake an injury.
"I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar", Biles wrote in a statement she posted on social media.
"It is impossibly hard to relive these experiences and it breaks my heart even more to think that as I work towards my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused", Biles said in the statement.