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Former MSU President Charged over Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Cover-Up

HeadlineNov 21, 2018

The former president of Michigan State University has been charged with lying to police as they investigated crimes committed by Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor convicted of sexually abusing hundreds of girls and young women. Police say the former president, Lou Anna Simon, lied when she told investigators she didn’t know Nassar was the subject of a 2014 Title IX investigation into a campus sexual assault complaint. Nassar was later cleared by MSU of wrongdoing in that case. Simon resigned last March, on the same day that Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing over 150 people. Simon faces two felony counts and two misdemeanor charges that could bring up to four years in prison. She’s the third current or former MSU official charged with covering up for Dr. Nassar.

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