Dean arrested in abuse case turnarts
lansing - The former dean of the University of Michigan who should have supervised the gymnast Larry Nassar, who has been convicted of the abuse of hundreds of American girls, has been arrested. Nassar worked as a sports doctor at the university and also abused young athletes.
William S. is now in prison in Ingham County, sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth has informed. The sheriff did not announce the exact charges against S., who will be brought before the judge on Tuesday.
The former dean, who has been on leave on medical grounds since December, would have done too little to prevent the abuse by Nassar. For example, President John Engler of the university had announced in February that he wanted to dismiss S because it had not ensured that Nassar followed the stricter guidelines drawn up after complaints of sexual abuse.
Nassar has been sentenced to imprisonment for up to 175 years because of the sexual abuse of an estimated 265 girls. Earlier, the sports doctor had also received a sentence of sixty years for the possession of child pornography. In a new case in the state of Michigan, Nassar is waiting for another 40 to 125 year sentence. Many victims of the doctor gave testimonies to him in the trials.
The director of the University of Michigan stepped up late January after criticism that she would have done too little against the abuse by Nassar. Earlier, board members of the American gymnastics federation and the head of the American Olympic committee stepped up.
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