Coach who worked with Nassar arrested at the Texas airport

Debra Van Horn was arrested on Thursday

Debra Van Horn was arrested on Thursday

Debra Van Horn was arrested on Thursday

A former sports medicine coach was arrested at the airport and charged in connection with pedophile gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Debra Van Horn, 64, is being held in the Walker County Jail for a single charge of abuse.

She was detained on Thursday morning by Homeland Security officers at a Houston airport as she was leaving a flight from China, the Walker County District Attorney's office said.

In June of this year, Van Horn was charged with a charge of sexual assault in the second degree by a grand jury in Walker County, Texas.

She was arrested yesterday for an order issued after her indictment, according to a press release from the district attorney's office. The Texas Rangers took Van Horn to the county jail, where he was expected to stay overnight until his indictment on Friday.

The first court appearance in Van Horn is scheduled for September 24 at the Walker County Courthouse.

Van Horn has been charged with one count of a second-degree sexual battery of a child by a grand jury in Walker County, Texas.

Van Horn has been charged with one count of a second-degree sexual battery of a child by a grand jury in Walker County, Texas.

Van Horn has been charged with one count of a second-degree sexual battery of a child by a grand jury in Walker County, Texas.

Her attorney Emily DeToto, who met with Van Horn at the George Bush Intercontinental on Thursday, said: "Ms. Van Horn returns to the United States to respond to these false accusations and clean up her impeccable name and reputation.

"Ms. Van Horn is accused as a" party, according to the law of the parties. "That's just an elegant way to say" guilt by association. "

She told the Houston Chronicle that she anticipated that Van Horn would immediately pay bail and be released on bail, which has been set at $ 20,000.

"Ms. Van Horn is innocent of these charges," he added.

The Walker County District Attorney, David Weeks, previously reported that Van Horn, who worked for American gymnastics in Indianapolis for 30 years, was accused of 'acting as a party & # 39; with Nassar.

The 54-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in jail, having been sentenced to at least 40 years in prison for sexually abusing girls in a gymnasium in the Lansing area, one of the three decades-long sentences of duration.

The former sports doctor, whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women changed the world of gymnastics, was sentenced in February to a third prison sentence of 40 to 125 years behind bars for molesting young athletes at a training center Michigan elite.

He had previously been sentenced to 175 years in jail in January after agreeing to serve a minimum sentence of 40 years as part of a plea agreement.

However, this month, Nassar lost an offer for a new prayer in Michegan.

Photo of Dr. Larry Nassar appearing in court for a guilty plea hearing in Lansing, Mich., On November 22, 2017. The 54-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in jail

Photo of Dr. Larry Nassar appearing in court for a guilty plea hearing in Lansing, Mich., On November 22, 2017. The 54-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in jail

Photo of Dr. Larry Nassar appearing in court for a guilty plea hearing in Lansing, Mich., On November 22, 2017. The 54-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in jail

Eaton County Judge Janice Cunningham found no reason to give a new hearing to the convicted sports doctor on September 6.

Nassar's lawyers argued that his February court hearing was unfair because it was dominated by testimony not directly related to his crimes in Eaton County.

In August, a different judge had rejected his request for a new hearing in a related case. Hundreds of women and girls say they were upset, and many explained the impact during the emotional testimony.

The Justice Department initiated an investigation into how the FBI handled accusations of sexual abuse against Nassar.

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