Former Michigan State gymnastics coach convicted of lying to police in case linked to Nassar
Added 02-15-20 12:57:03pm EST - “A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was convicted? of lying to police? after she denied that two teen athletes informed her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997.” - Thehill.com
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A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was convicted of lying to police after she denied that two teen athletes informed her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997.
Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty of felony and misdemeanor charges in a Lansing courthouse on Friday, according to The Detroit News. She is currently facing up to four years in prison and is scheduled for sentencing in mid-April.
Klages was found guilty in the same courthouse where Nassar was sentenced more than two years ago after more than 150 women and girls offered statements describing abuse at the hands of the athletic doctor.
A former dean of Michigan State University who oversaw Nassar was also sentenced to prison last year after being convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct.
"I am glad that the enablers are being held accountable, and I hope that it's showing the world that we've got to do better," said Larissa Boyce, a woman who testified against Klages, according to the AP. "Sexual assault needs to be taken seriously."
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