New charge pursued against former Michigan State dean

March 29, 2019 GMT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State prosecutors say they’ll pursue a second felony charge against a former medical school dean who had oversight of Larry Nassar at Michigan State University.

William Strampel is accused of sexually harassing female students when he was dean of the osteopathic medical school. He’s been ordered to trial on a charge of misconduct in office . The attorney general’s office wants to add a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The charge is related to an allegation that Strampel grabbed a woman’s buttocks at a social event. Defense attorney John Dakmak says he’ll fight it.


Strampel’s trial is scheduled for May 28.

Strampel had oversight of Nassar, a Michigan State doctor who was convicted of child pornography crimes and sexual assault. Critics say Strampel failed to ensure that Nassar was following patient restrictions that were ordered in 2014.