sexual assault

George Perles
George Perles, seen in a photo from 1985

A lawsuit coming to light today alleges that Larry Nassar raped a Michigan State University field hockey player in 1992, and that when she reported the assault, then-MSU Athletics Director George Perles was involved in covering it up.


courtroom
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

A Michigan judge who held an extraordinary hearing before sentencing sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for sexually assaulting female athletes refused to disqualify herself from the case Friday if higher courts send it back to fix any errors.


Larry Nassar photo
Katie Cook / WKAR

Larry Nassar's attorneys say the disgraced former sports doctor was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the federal prison in Arizona where he is serving a 60-year sentence for child pornography possession.

William Strampel
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Former Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean William Strampel has retired rather than face the revocation of his tenure.


Robert Kent
D.L. Turner/Michigan State University / Michigan State University

Michigan State University has hired an attorney who defended the school against sexual assault lawsuits to head the office handling sexual assault complaints, sparking pushback from victim advocates.

Battle Creek Police Badge
Flickr/Guy LaBranche

Authorities say three boys ages 11 to 13 are charged with sexually assaulting two younger boys at a southern Michigan garage that police suspect was burned to destroy evidence.

John Engler photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University's embattled interim president survived an attempted ouster from the school's governing board Friday as trustees met to approve using a bond to finance a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar.

MSU sign
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University police are looking for two suspects after a sexual assault on campus on Sunday. 

Josh King, Demetric Vance, and Donnie Corley
MSU Football

Three former Michigan State University football players will be sentenced tomorrow after pleading guilty to reduced charges in a sexual assault case. WKAR’s Karel Vega has more.


Larry Nassar photo
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Emails show USA Gymnastics in 2015 came up with false excuses to account for the absence of a sports doctor who had been accused of sexually assaulting female athletes.

courtroom
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Victims of childhood sexual assaults would have more time to sue and athletic trainers would be required to report suspected abuse under wide-ranging legislation passing in Michigan after the Larry Nassar case.

Larry Nassar led out of Eaton County Circuit Court photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Bills in response to the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal crossed a major hurdle Wednesday After weeks of testimony, most of the bills were passed out of committee. Nassar is the former Michigan State University sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


Flickr -Martin Cathrae

Gov. Rick Snyder has announced a confidential 24-hour sexual assault hotline in the coming weeks.

Current Sports | May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018
Matt Patricia
Eleven Warriors / Flickr Creative Commons

Matt Patricia Press Conference; Aaron McMann; Michigan Football Overseas Trip;

Brian Mosallam photo
WKAR File Photo

Michigan State University Trustee Brian Mosallam has issued what he calls a “proposal for drastic voluntary remediation” related to MSU’s response to sexual assaults and the needs of survivors.


Pages