Gymnasts urge U.S. Senate to investigate Larry Nassar sexual abuse after botched FBI inquiry

More than 70 young women would be molested after the FBI was alerted of the situation

By: - September 15, 2021 3:09 pm
Simone Biles on balance beam

Simone Biles of Team United States performs her routine during the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day 11 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Biles was one of several Olympic gymnasts to give testimony at a U.S. Senate committee hearing about the FBI’s failed investigation into the former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the States Newsroom Washington, D.C, bureau. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.