William Strampel, the former dean of the osteopathic medical school at Michigan State University, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct by the Michigan attorney general’s office. Strampel supervised convicted sex offender Larry Nassar while both were employed by MSU.
The criminal sexual conduct charges against Strampel stem from allegations made against him by four former students, according to a court affidavit. Each student accuses Strampel of sexually harassing or assaulting her:
The affidavit also says that investigators found nude photos and pornographic videos on Strampel’s work computer, as well as a video of Nassar giving “treatment” to a young patient.
Strampel has also been charged with two counts of willful neglect of duty, relating to his handling of accusations made against Nassar. The affidavit says Strampel failed to enforce or monitor protocols that were put into place after a Title IX investigation of Nassar, and that he did not make any changes to his clinic’s policy for handling complaints of inappropriate treatment. The affidavit also says that Strampel’s failure to implement protocols allowed Nassar to continue seeing and abusing patients after the investigation.
Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Strampel told a group of students and administrators in 2016 that he did not believe Nassar’s accusers.
Update (1:18 p.m.): The full affidavit is below: