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More women come forward against former MSU dean linked to Larry Nassar

Mugshot of Dr. William Strampel
Michigan Attorney General's office

A former Michigan State University dean is accused of using practice medical exams for his own sexual pleasure.

William Strampel has already been charged with multiple crimes related to sexually assaulting and harassing former MSU students.

Strampel is charged with groping and making suggestive remarks to several women. Prosecutors say he used his position at the university to harass and degrade female students. Now prosecutors want to boost their case through the testimony of two more women.

According to court documents, two women say Strampel asked them to be “clinical skills models.” One woman says Strampel performed examinations on her naked body in front of students. After this happened about 10 times, Strampel said the exams "turned him on."

Prosecutors say Strampel acted with the “cover of legitimate medical procedures, conducted for his own sexual gratification.” 

Prosecutors say this behavior is eerily similar to that of Larry Nassar, who Strampel supervised in the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Nassar told patients he was performing legitimate medical treatments on them, when he was actually sexually assaulting them.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County. Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism. She got her masters at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR. Very soon after joining MPRN, Cheyna started covering the 2016 presidential election, chasing after Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and all their surrogates as they duked it out for Michigan. Cheyna also focuses on the Legislature and criminal justice issues for MPRN. Cheyna is obsessively curious, a passionate storyteller, and an occasional backpacker. Follow her on Twitter at @Cheyna_R
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