Defense attorney John Dakmak said it most likely was one that Nassar widely used to show certain techniques.Strampel was accused also of grabbing two students' buttocks at the college's annual ball and a scholarship dinner.
Nassar was fired in 2016 for violating the chaperone rules. (AP/FOX 17) — A sexual-abuse scandal at Michigan State University widened Tuesday as authorities charged a medical school official with failing to keep former sports doctor Larry Nassar in line and accused him of groping female students and storing nude student selfies on his campus computer.William Strampel, 70, is the first person charged since a broad investigation was launched in January into how Michigan State handled complaints against Nassar, who for years sexually abused girls and young women, especially gymnasts.Strampel, who as dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine oversaw the clinic where Nassar worked, neglected his duty to enforce examining-room restrictions imposed on Nassar after a patient accused the doctor in 2014 of sexual contact, authorities alleged.Nassar was not supposed to treat patients near any "sensitive areas" on the body without a chaperone present.Strampel spent Monday night in jail ahead of an arraignment Tuesday afternoon. The complaint, which alleges Strampel solicited nude photos from at least one female medical student, said he used his office to "harass, discriminate, demean, sexually proposition, and sexually assault female students in violation of his statutory duty as a public officer." His computer contained approximately 50 photos of female genitalia, nude and semi-nude women, sex toys and pornography."Many of these photos are of what appear to be 'selfies' of female MSU students, as evidence by the MSU clothing and piercings featured in multiple photos," according to the complaint.In a statement, Engler said the charges against Strampel "confirm our belief that he has fallen far short of what is expected and required from academic leadership."More than 250 girls and women have sued Michigan State, Strampel and other current and former university officials, USA Gymnastics — where Nassar also worked — and others.Ray Cassar, a Detroit-area defense attorney not involved in the case, said prosecutors might have a hard time proving the neglect-of-duty charges against Strampel."He may have had a moral duty or ethical duty."We would encourage anybody with information, whether it be about former Dean Strampel or whether it's about anything at Michigan State that they're concerned about, call the hotline at the attorney general's office and report that."Nassar, 54, pleaded guilty to molesting patients and possessing child pornography and was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison earlier this year after roughly 200 women gave powerful statements against him in two courtrooms over 10 extraordinary days.Strampel told authorities in 2017 that he did not check to see if Nassar was obeying the examining-room restrictions because Nassar had been "exonerated" in an investigation by police and the university.