William Strampel, the former boss of Larry Nassar at Michigan State University, has been charged with multiple counts of negligence, including criminal sexual misconduct.
According to an affidavit by the Michigan Attorney General's Office, Strampel was charged with willful negligence in his management of Nassar and assaulting female students. In the affidavit, Strampel is accused of soliciting nude photos from at least one student, groping one student's backside and trying to solicit sexual favors from a student in exchange to retake an exam.
According to Yahoo Sports, if Stampel, 70, is found guilty he could face up to nine years in prison.
Up until last December, Strampel served as the dean of Michigan State's osteopathic medical school while Nassar was employed by the university.
ESPN acquired performance reviews for Strampel conducted by MSU officials which include multiple complaints of Strampel creating an inappropriate work environment.
The reviews include surveys in which respondents paint a picture of Strampel as a capable fundraiser and decisive administrator, but someone who "rules with fear" and regularly interjected sexual innuendo and comments about the appearance of women into conversations with students and co-workers.
According to one respondent, Strampel's discussions about his own sexual history and inappropriate comments were "well known and bring down the respect and reputation of the Osteopathic college. I do not think this is a new issue, instead I think it is something that the College has chosen to ignore, for what reason I dare not imagine and cannot fathom."
Strampel was named the dean of the osteopathic medical school in 2002. In July of 2014, a former student came forward with a complaint that Nassar had inappropriate contact with her during an examination at the MSU Sports Medicine clinic. After the school's police and Title IX department's investigation cleared Nassar, Strampel approved him to continue to see patients with a stricter set of guidelines in place.
Strampel fired Nassar in September 2016 after he discovered that Nassar had failed to comply with the new guidelines. According to ESPN, over that two-year span over a dozen girls and women say they were sexually assaulted by Nassar.
Nassar will spend the rest of his life in prison after he plead guilty to charges of child pornography and sexual assault. More than 150 women and girls testified in court that Nassar sexually abused them.