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MSU’s Dean Strampel Charged With One Felony And Multiple Misdemeanors

Cheyna Roth
William Forsyth, the special prosecutor appointed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to investigate MSU's handling of the Larry Nassar scandal, announces the charges against Strampel in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

A Michigan State University dean who supervised convicted serial molester Larry Nassar is denying criminal charges against him. Capitol correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.

Following an internal investigation by MSU, prosecutors say William Strampel did not enforce or monitor protocols put in place to oversee Nassar. Things like wearing gloves, and getting consent for treatment.

John Dakmak is Strampel’s attorney. He says Strampel did what he was required to do.

“In 2016, when the allegation of actual, sexual assault was made, my client immediately terminated Nassar.”

Dakmak says the former dean did not inappropriately touch female students or use his position to get sexual favors from female students.

Those are some of the other allegations by the prosecutor that led to the felony charge of Misconduct of a Public Official.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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