Federal Agents Who Refused To Stop Child Predator Won’t Be Charged

(JustPatriots.com)- The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Thursday that two former FBI agents accused of botching the sex-abuse case against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who raped kids on the team, will not be prosecuted.

After a ” careful re-review of material, the government declined to prosecute the former agents, who are suspected of lying about their work on the case, after a “careful re-review of material.” The former agents were being investigated after dramatic testimony from gymnastics sensation Simone Biles and several of her colleagues who Nassar harmed even though he had been reported to the FBI last year.

The DOJ stated that this does not indicate a view that the investigation of Nassar was conducted as it should have been, nor does it imply approval or disdain of the former agents’ behavior.

After numerous gymnasts delivered sad testimony to the House Judiciary Committee last September, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco initiated a probe. They detailed the abuse they endured at the hands of Nassar, a 58-year-old Michigan State University doctor who is serving a life sentence for possessing child pornography and abusing at least ten minor girls. Prosecutors believe he sexually molested hundreds of girls while pretending to be a doctor.

Former FBI agents, including a supervisor and his subordinate, lied to internal investigators to cover up their failure to investigate credible claims made against Nassar in 2015. According to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the former FBI agents, including a supervisor and his subordinate, lied to internal investigators to cover up their failure to investigate credible claims made against Nassar in 2015. Nassar was able to continue to victimize young girls due to his failure. W. Jay Abbott, one of the agents, retired, and Michael Langeman, the other, was dismissed last year.

The Justice Department stated that it would continue to learn from what occurred in this matter, and undertake efforts to keep victims at the center of our work and to ensure that they are heard, respected, and treated fairly throughout the process, as they deserve,” and that it wants to work with Congress to address unspecified gaps in the law to help prevent events like this from occurring in the future and hold perpetrators accountable.

Last year, Simone Biles and three other high-profile gymnasts testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Nassar’s abuse and the FBI’s reluctance to intervene.

Biles told legislators, “I blame Larry Nassar, and I blame a whole system that tolerated and perpetrated his assault.”

At least 330 girls and women have come forward to say Nassar sexually abused them.

According to Director Christopher Wray, the shortcomings of the FBI are “inexcusable.”