The Former US Gymnastics coach John Geddert, has died by suicide following multiple charges of human trafficking and sexual assault. Geddert, who was the head coach of the 2012 US women’s Olympic gymnastics team who won gold.
According to a court documents filed in Eaton County in Michigan, Geddert was earlier charged with 20 counts of human trafficking, one count of first-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, criminal enterprise and lying to a police officer.
In a statement, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said: “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.”
Geddert owned the Lansing-area Twistars USA Gymnastics Club for elite athletes where Nassar treated gymnasts.
The two sexual assault charges stem from an incident in 2012, court documents showed. “These allegations focus around multiple acts of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse perpetrated by the defendant against multiple young women,” Nessel said in an earlier statement.
“I am grateful for these survivors coming forward to cooperate with our investigation and for bravely sharing their stories.”
Rachael Denhollander, who the first gymnast to publicly accuse Nassar of sexual abuse in 2016, said she was proud of the women who stepped forward against Geddert.
“So much pain and grief for everyone,” she said on Twitter after Geddert’s death. “To the survivors, you have been heard and believed, and we stand with you.”
According to the Attorney General’s office, Geddert usually use his reputation as an Olympic-level coach and promised parents that he could turn his students into world-class athletes.
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