19 Plaintiffs added to lawsuit against Dr. Larry Nassar

Published: Mar. 3, 2017 at 6:55 PM EST
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Nineteen more plaintiffs have been added to the federal lawsuit against Doctor Larry Nassar, Michigan State University USA gymnastics and Twistars.

A federal judge granted their motions yesterday.

Between the lawsuits and three criminal cases, It's not easy to keep track of everything involving Nassar.

This is where things stand now.

The judge's order brings the total number of plaintiffs in the suit to 49.

It was originally filed in January by former gymnast Rachel Denhollander and 19 other women.

Five others have filed separate lawsuits.

One of Nassar's three criminal cases is in federal court.

At first the indictment accused him of receiving and possessing child pornography involving a minor younger than 12.

A third count was later added charging him with trying to destroy evidence specifically computer files a laptop and external hard drives.

Nassar waived his right to appear at his arraignment and a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.

His trial is scheduled to begin on May 23rd.

The two state cases against him are being handled by the attorney general's office.

He's charged with molesting the young daughter of a family friend in Ingham County.

He waived his circuit court arraignment.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will handle the trial.

No date has been set at this time.

In the other state case Nassar is charged with 22 counts of sexual assault involving seven women.

These are women who say Nassar abused them during medical exams.

Fifteen of the counts are being handled in Ingham county... The seven in Eaton County.

Nassar's Ingham county preliminary hearing will be held on May 12th and 26th.

A preliminary conference in Eaton County is set for June 30th.

Nassar faces life in prison if convicted of the first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges in which he's accused of molesting minors who were his patients.