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Klages to be arraigned Thursday

Posted at 8:02 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 10:21:30-04

Former MSU gymnastics coach, Kathie Klages, is expected to turn herself in on Thursday morning.

She was charged last week with lying to police about allegations against Larry Nassar.

The state attorney general's office says it has been in contact with Klages' attorney about figuring out the time for her to come in.

She will be booked by the Lansing Police and get her mugshot taken.

After that, Klages will be arraigned on two counts of lying to police in 54A District Court at Lansing City Hall.

Several survivors have said they reported to Klages that Nassar abused them.

One of them was then 16-year-old Larissa Boyce who says she told Klages Nassar abused her in 1997.

Boyce said Klages discouraged her from telling anyone else about it.

Larissa Boyce said, "Instead of being believed, I was questioned, embarrassed and humiliated by Kathie. She did not notify the proper authorities or even my parents instead she told the man who was abusing me."

Klages retired as coach of the MSU Gymnastics team in 2017 after she was suspended for defending Nassar during a team meeting.

If convicted she faces up to four years in prison.

Klages has also been suspended from USA Gymnastics.

USAG put her on the permanently ineligible members list this week.

The organization says Klages violated code in the U.S. Olympic bylaws.