Ex-USA Gymnastics coach John Geddert found dead

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John Geddert, who coached the 2012 US Olympic women's gymnastics team, was found dead Thursday after being charged with 24 felonies in connection with the abuse of young gymnasts, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Thursday.

The 63-year-old was facing charges that included human trafficking, criminal sexual conduct and lying to a peace officer, a release from Nessel's office read. Geddert had been expected to turn himself in and be arraigned on Thursday afternoon.

"My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after taking his own life. This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved," Nessel said in a statement.

CNN has reached out to her office for further comment.

Geddert was the former owner of the Michigan's famed Twistars Gymnastics Club. It was one of the places Larry Nassar, the disgraced former gymnastics physician, had admitted to sexually abusing young female athletes. Twistars has since been sold and renamed.

An attorney for Geddert, 63, did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

"It is alleged that John Geddert used force, fraud, and coercion against the young athletes that came to him for gymnastics training, for financial benefit to him," Nessel said.

"The victims suffer from disordered eating including bulimia and anorexia, suicide attempts and self-harm, excessive physical conditioning, repeatedly being forced to perform even when injured, extreme emotional abuse and physical abuse including sexual assault."

CNN obtained a copy of the complaint, which says the alleged offenses stretch from 2008 to 2016.

A press release from Nessel's office said Geddert engaged in verbal, physical and sexual abuse against multiple young women.
 

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All the people that knew what he was doing and chose to protect him need to be jailed as well. His suicide protects a lot of pieces of shitm
Perhaps he was suicided for that reason. People die a lot when it comes to these kinds of crimes.
 

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