Texas Rangers Ordered by Abbott to Investigate Karolyi Ranch
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered an investigation into the recent allegations of sexual assault of athletes at the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas.
Karolyi Ranch has served as the National Training Center for U.S.A. Gymnastics.
In the last few months, multiple athletes have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse while training at the facility.
Most notably, over 156 women recently testified in the sexual abuse trial of former sports doctor, 54-year-old Larry Nassar.
The athletes that testified allege that multiple instances of Nassar's sexual abuse had occurred since at least 1997, while he was employed with U.S.A Gymnastics and also at Karolyi Ranch.
In some cases, girls as young as 6 were molested by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment.
Some have even accused ranch’s owner and national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela Karolyi of being complacent in the abuse.
After being sentenced to a total 175 years in prison last week, Nassar returns to court on Wednesday for his third and final criminal sentencing.
The Texas Rangers have been ordered by Governor Greg Abbott to work with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office and fully investigate the allegations at Karolyi Ranch.