Michigan State dean faces 4 charges in Nassar case

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"Strampel used his office to harass, discriminate, demean, sexually proposition and sexually assault female students", says a seven-page Michigan State Police affidavit supporting the criminal accusations.

The 70-year-old oversaw Nassar since 2002, when he began serving as dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine. This stems from an 2014 incident where the dean did not ensure that Nassar was properly chaperoned during a sensitive exam.

On Strampel's work computer, the complaint alleges, investigators found about 50 photos of nude women and other pornography, many of them self-taken photos investigators believe he solicited from Michigan State students.

It said the computer also had a video of Nassar "performing a "treatment" on a young female patient".

During the college's annual ball in 2010, Strampel approached the woman from behind and grabbed her right buttock.

Rachael Denhollander, one of the first victims to speak out publicly against Nassar, issued a statement Monday night after Strampel's arrest.

According to a court record, William Strampel is charged with fourth degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of willful neglect of duty and common law offenses.

The reviews include surveys in which respondents paint a picture of Strampel as a capable fundraiser and decisive administrator, but someone who "rules with fear" and regularly interjected sexual innuendo and comments about the appearance of women into conversations with students and co-workers. "He denies that there was any quid pro quo for sexual favors in exchange for any type of standing within the university, or the medical school".

During a 2014 MSU inquiry into female athlete's complaints about inappropriate touching by Nassar, the reporters note, "Strampel. voiced his support for Nassar and told Nassar he could return to clinical work before the investigation concluded, according to emails". Police arrested Nassar's boss at Michigan State University, William Strampel, as part of the ongoing investigation by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

"We did what we felt we needed to do and it led us to where we are today", Forsyth said.

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Michigan State has been criticized for its handling of Nassar, 54, who was a faculty member and physician at an on-campus clinic.

Nassar will spend the rest of his life in prison after he plead guilty to charges of child pornography and sexual assault.

A prosecutor says a Michigan State University official failed to supervise Larry Nassar at a critical time when the sports doctor was facing allegations of sexual misconduct in 2014. At least 12 reported assaults occurred after the probe ended, according to university police.

Nassar was sacked in 2016 for violating that rule.

Mr Strampel stepped down at the end of past year ostensibly for medical reasons, but initially remained on the college's payroll.

"William Strampel did not act with the level of professionalism we expect from individuals who hold senior leadership positions, particularly in a position that involves student and patient safety", interim Michigan State President John Engler said in a statement in February. In return, Strampel said, V-3 would be required to do anything for him.

The 70 year-old was arrested yesterday afternoon and is being held at Ingham County jail in MI.

Forsyth says the neglect-of-duty charges are "somewhat nebulous" or not as well-defined as other crimes.

One of the former Michigan State medical students described in the complaint - Nicole Eastman, a 2010 graduate of the school - said in a phone interview Tuesday that Strampel's abusive behavior "was accepted and normalized".

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