UPDATE: Police search home, and former business of gymnastics coach John Geddert

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The Michigan Attorney General Office’s executed two search warrants today targeting the home and former gym of John Geddert.

Michigan State Police assisted the AG’s office at Twistars Gymnastic Club in Dimondale. They arrived at 8:00 am and left around 12:45 pm with multiple boxes.

Grand Ledge Police assisted in executing the search warrant at Geddert’s home this morning.

Christy Lemke-Akeo’s daughter trained at Twistars Gymnastics Club for several years. Her daughter says she saw and experienced verbal and physical abuse at the hands of Geddert. Lemke says she is happy there is finally some movement in this investigation.

“You know these girls ya know we’re so afraid to speak out against him and finally that they did and ya know we just want justice to be served against him as well and it just doesn’t seem like it’s going in that direction at the time but hopefully now this will be the change-up for that.”

Geddert’s attorney is not commenting at this time.

John Geddert coached the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in 2012. 

Geddert was friends with Larry Nassar, the MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting women and girls under the guise of treatment. Hundreds of women and girls say Nassar abused them. He’s spending the rest of his life behind bars.

Nassar worked closely with Geddert at Twistars and served as a trainer for that same Olympic team.

Geddert’s name came up repeatedly in the Nassar sentencing, with women accusing him of physical and emotional abuse, prompting the Michigan State Police and Eaton County Sheriff’s Department to investigate him. That investigation began eleven months ago. 

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