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Las Vegas parents of gymnasts react to Nassar abuse case

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 13:12:30-05

Parents of Las Vegas-area gymnasts are reacting to the news about Larry Nassar, the former Team USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexual abuse.

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Brown's Gym, located near Hacienda Avenue and Decatur Boulevard, is training young gymnasts for the Olympics. Parents say the sport is a way of life, having a positive influence on their children's lives. They say coaches and doctors are like role models. 

"And when unfortunately when you have so much trust with a doctor, the parents are blindsided," said parent Christine Dayton. 

Young gymnasts can train up to 5 hours a day, which means a lot of time is spent with coaches and doctors.