LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge has refused to move the trial of a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor who is charged with molesting girls at his home and campus clinic.
Lawyers for Dr. Larry Nassar say it will be hard to pick a jury in Ingham County after more than a year of unflattering stories about him. But Judge Rosemarie Aquilina says not everyone follows the news.READ MORE: 33 Michigan Counties Enter Higher-Risk Virus Threat
Aquilina held a hearing Friday to deal with many issues before jury selection starts on Dec. 4. Nassar pleaded guilty in federal court in July in a separate child pornography case. Aquilina says prosecutors can’t mention the conviction during trial.READ MORE: Henry Ford Museum's New Exhibit Celebrates Motorsports
Nassar specialized in treating gymnasts from all over Michigan. He also worked for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.MORE NEWS: 'Our Goal Is To Be 100% Balance,' City Clerk Janice Winfrey Prepares For August 3rd Primary Elections, Wants Ballots Balanced
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