On Monday, police in DeWitt, Michigan, arrested the former Michigan State University dean who supervised Larry Nassar, the osteopathic physician who will likely spend the rest of his life in jail after being convicted of child pornography and sexual misconduct with young athletes under his care. The former dean, William Strampel, was being held in the Ingraham County jail on charges expected to be laid out on Tuesday afternoon. He faces at least one felony count and several misdemeanors, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Michigan State's interim president, John Engler, started the process of stripping Strampel of his tenure and firing him last month, pointing to questions about his professionalism and "personal conduct over a long period." Engler took over from the previous MSU president, who stepped down in January over the Nassar scandal. Dozens of college and Olympic athletes have accused Nassar of sexually abusing them. Strampel was Nassar's boss as dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2002 until he stepped down in December, citing medial reasons.