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House bill aims to protect U.S. Olympians from sexual abuse

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

The House of Representatives on Monday will take up a bill to protect Olympic athletes from sexual abuse.

It comes just days after former U.S.A. Gymnastics Team Doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sex abuse.

Among other measures, the "Protecting Young Victims From Sexual Abuse Act" would require child abuse among professional athletes be reported to authorities.

It would also create an organization within the U.S. Olympic Committee responsible for handling abuse inquiries and reports.

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