Congressional panel releases answers to Nassar inquiries

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University have responded to initial inquiries from Congress regarding their handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

A Senate subcommittee made public the institutions' answers Tuesday.

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The Olympic Committee says it first learned from USA Gymnastics in late July 2015 that three gymnasts' concerns regarding a team physician were being reported to law enforcement. USA Gymnastics says it first became aware of an athlete's discomfort with Larry Nassar in June 2015.

And Michigan State - where Nassar worked - says no employee understood at any time prior to September 2016 that Nassar had "engaged in sexual misconduct."

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The entities are facing lawsuits filed by victims of Nassar, who's in prison for molesting young female athletes under the guise of treatment.