Strampel pleads "not guilty" to CSC, willful neglect of duty charges

Published: Mar. 27, 2018 at 9:38 PM EDT
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The news of mediation in the lawsuits comes on the same day Larry Nassar's former boss and former MSU Dean William Strampel was arraigned on several charges.

He’s accused of pressuring students to have sex with him, sexually assaulting them and storing pornographic images of them on his computer.

Strampel is charged with misconduct of a public official, willful neglect of duty and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

He pleaded not guilty to all of them.

News 10's Cryss Walker has been digging into the specifics of those charges.

A seven page criminal complaint outlines shocking allegations against Dr. William Strampel.

Besides the allegations involving students, the complaint also says Strampel failed to supervise Larry Nassar, which allowed him to sexually assault dozens of women.

“Count one, misconduct in office, which is a five year felony”, said Special Prosecutor Bill Forsyth.

“The second count is criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree, which is a two-year high misdemeanor and two counts of willful neglect of duty which are one year misdemeanors”, Forsyth continued.

Prosecutors issued four charges in total, accusing Dr. William Strampel of abusing his power while serving as the dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine.

“Strampel used his office to harass, discriminate, demean, sexually

Proposition, and sexually assault female students”, said Forsyth.

Charges Strampel pleaded not guilty to.

“Strampel abused the authority of his public office, through threats and manipulation, to solicit, receive, possess pornographic images of women who appear to be MSU students”, said Forsyth during a news conference Tuesday.

Prosecuting attorney also say Strampel failed to enforce protocol, which includes making sure staff wore surgical gloves during examinations with patients.

Prosecutors also say Strampel failed to properly supervise former MSU doctor

Larry Nassar by checking to see if Nassar was accompanied by another employee during patient examinations.

Forsyth says under Strampel’s supervision Nassar continued to see patients after receiving a Title IX complaint alleging sexual misconduct by Nassar, before the Title IX investigation was completed.

Strampel's bond is set at $25,000.

He's scheduled to be back in court on April 27th.

Strampel's been on medical leave from the university since December.