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New Charge Pursued Against Former MSU Dean Strampel

Strampel booking photo
Michigan Attorney General
William Strampel, former dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

State prosecutors say they'll pursue a second felony charge against a former medical school dean who had oversight of Larry Nassar at Michigan State University.

William Strampel is accused of sexually harassing female students when he was dean of the osteopathic medical school. He's been ordered to trial on a charge of misconduct in office. The attorney general's office wants to add a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The charge is related to an allegation that Strampel grabbed a woman's buttocks at a social event. Defense attorney John Dakmak says he'll fight it.

Strampel's trial is scheduled for May 28.

Strampel had oversight of Nassar, a Michigan State doctor who was convicted of child pornography crimes and sexual assault. Critics say Strampel failed to ensure that Nassar was following patient restrictions that were ordered in 2014. 

State prosecutors also want to admit more evidence in the trial, including four photographs found on Strampel's work computer. The Attorney General's office said the photos show “scantily clad women donning MSU apparel or insignia.”

They also want to admit a video that shows Nassar treating a young female patient in the vaginal area without gloves. 

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