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The USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal relates to the sexual abuse of female athletes—primarily minors at the time of the abuse—over two decades in the United States, starting in the late s. More than people alleged that they were sexually assaulted "by gym owners, coaches, and staff working for gymnastics programs across the country". It is one of the largest sexual abuse scandals in sports history. On July 11, , Nassar pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges, and was sentenced to 60 years in prison on December 7,