How The Indianapolis Star Broke The Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Story09:52
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Rachael Denhollander, who was victimized by former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, listens during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court on Jan. 24, 2018 in Lansing, Mich. (Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Rachael Denhollander, who was victimized by former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, listens during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court on Jan. 24, 2018 in Lansing, Mich. (Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander told The Indianapolis Star in 2016 that Dr. Larry Nassar had molested her when she was a child. She became the first woman to publicly accuse Nassar of sexual abuse.

A team of investigative journalists at the paper went on to report Nassar had disguised sexual abuse as medical treatment for decades — crimes for which he was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison this week.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with the team of Indianapolis Star reporters who broke the story: Tim Evans (@starwatchtim), Marisa Kwiatkowski (@IndyMarisaK) and Mark Alesia (@markalesia).

This segment aired on January 26, 2018.

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