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Protective order for Strampel accusers

Posted: 9:22 AM, Apr 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-17 11:05:46-04
Protective order for Strampel accusers
Protective order for Strampel accusers

An update on the criminal case against the former head of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, William Strampel.

FOX 47's Alani Letang was in East Lansing 54-B District Court Monday where a motion hearing was scheduled.

But instead, William Strampel's lawyer and the prosecutor met in Judge Andrea Larkin's chamber's on Monday when a protective order was filed.

That means there will be no publication of the witness information, including name, social security number or date of birth.

On March 27, 2018, Strampel was charged with four counts of misconduct including a felony. These charges stem from his time as MSU's Dean at the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Strampel was also Larry Nassar's boss at Michigan State and cleared him to resume working before a 2014 investigation into a reported sex-assault was finished. 

A wall street journal article reported that Strampel did not believe the women who accused Nassar of sexual abuse.

Letang spoke with one of his students when Stampel was first arrested. The student said he used to make inappropriate comments to her about what she should wear in exchange for what he called "special treatment," when she requested a closer hospital to home for clinicals while she was pregnant. The student was expecting her first child at the start of her clinicals.

"I just felt like wow is that what you're looking at? You're not looking at how I've done at the school? What my proposal is for you? It's just about what I'm wearing and what I'm revealing. It just really made me realize that there's not much I can really do, doesn't matter what I say, I'm a woman," said Dr. Breanna O'Keefe, former Strampel student and MSU alumna.

Michigan State has started the process of revoking Strampel's tenure. He stepped down as Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine for health reasons.

Strampel's next court appearance will be May 3rd for a preliminary exam. 

We will be in court covering it for you and keep you updated on the criminal case.