Ex-MSU dean who had oversight of Larry Nassar gets jail time

William Strampel in court. (WDIV)

LANSING, Mich. – A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University was sentenced on Wednesday.

William Strampel was back before a judge Wednesday, nearly two months after the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s ex-dean was convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office. He was acquitted of the more serious criminal sexual conduct charge.

He faced up to five years in prison on the felony misconduct conviction, which stems from a charge he used his public office to sexually harass students. He also was convicted of willfully neglecting to monitor Nassar.

The judge sentenced Strampel to one year in Ingham County Jail.

Strampel 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.