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Two more people have pleaded guilty to defrauding a fund set up by Michigan State University for the treatment of survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse.

Convicted sex offender Larry Nassar is again appealing the prison sentence he got from Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in 2018, this time, to the Michigan Supreme Court.

Courtesy of Tashmica Torok

A warning to readers that the following conversation deals with the topic of sexual violence.

Nationwide many organizations work towards helping survivors of sexual assault heal from the trauma they have experienced. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, this task has taken on added barriers.

In Lansing, the Firecracker Foundation provides advocacy and resources to children who have experienced sexual violence.

WKAR's Michelle Jokisch Polo spoke with organization founder Tashmica Torok about her work in the Mid-Michigan region.

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Two prominent survivors in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal are supporting Michigan State University trustee Brian Mosallam’s (mo-SAHL-um's) bid for re-election.

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The state of Michigan has agreed to pay a total of $80 million to former juvenile inmates who say they were victims of sexual abuse in prison.

University Of Michigan Investigates Doctor Sex Abuse Claims

Feb 20, 2020
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Five former patients have alleged that a late University of Michigan physician sexually abused them during exams, the university says, with one accuser saying Dr. Robert E. Anderson’s actions over several decades made him a “sexual predator.”

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Former MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages was found guilty of two counts of lying to police during their investigation into sexual assaults committed by Larry Nassar.

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The third day in the trial of the former MSU gymnastics coach charged with lying to police about being told that Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes in 1997 has concluded.

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William Strampel is scheduled to be released from jail early. Strampel was Larry Nassar’s supervisor in the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Lansing-based author Bethany Mauger's first book is getting national attention. She's the co-author of “Free Cyntoia: My Search For Redemption in the American Prison System" by Cyntoia Brown.

Brown killed a man when she was 16. Her story became national news when she was the subject of celebrity activist campaigns and later granted clemency by the governor of Tennessee after 15 years behind bars.

Mauger told WKAR's Scott Pohl that the book is the result of extensive interviews with Cyntoia Brown. Below are highlights of their conversation.