Nassar’s ex-boss not guilty of sexual misconduct

Updated: June 12, 2019

LANSING, Mich. — William Strampel, the former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University, was acquitted of felony criminal sexual conduct Wednesday.

The 71-year-old Strampel, however, was found guilty of neglect of duty and misconduct in office.

Jurors found Strampel not guilty of felony criminal sexual conduct in the second degree. He had been accused of abusing his power to sexually harass female students.

The ex-dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine was the first person charged after Michigan’s attorney general launched an investigation in 2017 into how Michigan State handled complaints against Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting patients and possessing child pornography.

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