A former U.S. gymnastics coach died by suicide Thursday, hours after he was charged with over 20 counts including human trafficking, racketeering and criminal sexual conduct. The Michigan Attorney General's office confirmed to Rolling Stone that John Geddert, who coached the U.S. women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympic games in London, died by suicide and was discovered in Grand Ledge, Michigan after charges were announced against him; Geddert had agreed to surrender to authorities Thursday but never showed up at his arraignment, NBC News reports . "My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after taking his own life. This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved," Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement . Related Stories Olympian Aly Raisman Testifies Against Larry Nassar: ‘The Tables Have Turned’ Ex USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct Related Stories ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’: A Brief History of the Holiday Song Controversy The 10 Most Bizarre Country Christmas Songs In the criminal complaint filed Thursday, Geddert — who as U.S. gymnastics coach worked for 20 years alongside team physician Larry Nassar, currently serving… Read full this story
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