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New accusations against former MSU dean

Posted at 9:40 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 11:47:04-04

Two more women have come forward to say former MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean William Strampel used his powerful position to get sexual gratification. Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking 54-B District Court Judge Richard Ball to allow them to testify at Strampel's preliminary hearing. Schuette says their testimony will corroborate the Misconduct in Office and 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct charges Strampel is facing.

One woman says she was a Central Michigan University student when Strampel offered her $100 per hour to work as a clinical skills model, allowing medical school students to practice physical exams on her. The job required her to be naked. She says she did it 10 times and that each time Strampel examined her breasts and penetrated her anus and vagina in front of a small group of students. She says he took her out for dinner alone after the exams. During one dinner she claims he told her he was sexually excited during the exam and said he liked that she did not have pubic hair.

The second woman says she met with Strampel after failing to score well enough on the medical-school admissions test (MCAT) to get into the College of Osteopathic Medicine. She says Strampel recommended she become a clinical skills model and then took her to a private room after she agreed. She says Strampel performed a breast exam and then penetrated her vagina. She says Strampel also asked her to be a clinical skills models for a male student who was uncomfortable performing exams on women. She says Strampel made inappropriate jokes during the exam. The women will testify that Strampel then said he would let her into the College of Osteopathic Medicine if she got at least a 19 on the MCAT even though the normal cut-off for admission is 25.

In the motion filed in 54-B District Court, Schuette says the testimony from those two women as well as the four victims listed in the original filing will prove Strampel acted with sexual intent and committed misconduct in office. News 10 and will continue to follow this story and will have an update when Judge Ball rules on the motion. Strampel's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 5 and 6.