On July 11, 2017, Nassar pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges; he was sentenced to 60 years in prison on December 7, 2017.On November 22, 2017, he pleaded guilty to seven charges of first-degree sexual assault and entered another guilty plea a week later to three additional charges of sexual assault.
There have been several incidents where USA Gymnastics has dismissed warnings about coaches.
In 1992, Robert Dean Head, a USAG coach in Kentucky, pled guilty to raping a 12-year old.
In 2007, USAG made background checks mandatory for all coaches.
Mc Cabe was charged with molesting gymnasts, secretly videotaping girls changing clothes and posting their naked pictures on the Internet. A judge released over 5,600 pages of court records in the Mc Cabe case after the Indianapolis Star requested the documents, which detail how USA Gymastics has responded to various sexual misconduct allegations that were made against coaches over a 10-year period from 1996 to 2006.
The released documents included a letter which says a USAG regional chairmain spoke to the organization's president in support of allowing a convicted sex offender to keep his membership.