Meridian Twp. to apologize for handling of 2004 Nassar report

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MERIDIAN TWP., Mich (WILX) -- Meridian Township manager, Frank Walsh, and Township Chief of Police, David Hall, will issue a public statement and apology on the handling of the 2004 police report regarding Larry Nassar.

Nassar was sentenced last week to up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing more than 150 women and girls over 25 years. Nassar is already serving 60 years in federal prison on child pornography charges.

Brianne Randall spoke on the 6th day of sentencing in Ingham County. Meridian Township police flew her from out of state that day so she could share her statement.

She reported Nassar's abuse in 2004 to Meridian Township police when she was 17, and a rape kit was completed. She says that Nassar told police that she "misunderstood the treatment" because she was uncomfortable with her own body. She says they took Nassar's word over hers.

At the press conference Thursday manager Walsh and Chief Hall are expected to announce new initiatives and training regarding sexual assault. Brianne Randall will be there.

The conference is open to the public, and people will be allowed to ask questions after the statements.