sexual assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Investigators say a former head gymnastics coach at Michigan State University lied in June when she denied that witnesses had told her in the past about being sexually assaulted by former sports doctor Larry Nassar.
       Charging documents released Thursday don't specify who allegedly reported Nassar's abuse to the former coach, Kathie Klages.
       But former gymnast Larissa Boyce has said she told Klages that Nassar had abused her in 1997, when Boyce was 16. Boyce had been training with the Spartan youth gymnastics team at the time.

HUNTSVILLE, TX (AP)--   USA Gymnastics again says it is committed to "doing everything possible" to prevent future sexual assaults of its athletes after authorities in Texas indict a former sports doctor and ex-trainer on sexual assault charges.

The Indianapolis-based group that trains elite Olympians also tells The Associated Press in a statement that it "is dedicated to creating a highly empowered culture that encourages and supports our athletes while pursuing their gymnastics dreams in a safe environment."

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   More than 300 victims of sexual assault are one step closer to a multi-million dollar settlement with Michigan State University. 

The lawsuit is over the school’s handling of former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar. He’s the man who sexually assaulted his patients for decades.

The proposed settlement still has to go through some formalities – but members of the university’s Board of Trustees and survivors have voiced support.

NEWBERRY, MI--   Two Newberry High School students have been arrested for sexually assaulting a juvenile boy. 

On February 16 NHS administration reported the incident to the Luce County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies launched an investigation after talking to the alleged victim, witnesses, and the suspects.

Last Thursday police arrested Noah Caswell, 18, and Cameron Symonds, 17. Both were arraigned on a charge of 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct and released on bond.

A probable cause hearing is set for March 12 in Luce County District Court.

Lawmakers roll out Nassar response legislation

Feb 27, 2018

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A bipartisan group of state lawmakers has a plan to fight sexual assault against young people.

Some of the bills could have an impact on future lawsuits against Michigan State University.

The school has come under fire recently for accusations that it ignored complaints against former MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar, who was recently sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting young women. Multiple women are currently suing the school.

Lindsey Lemke says she reported Nassar to an MSU official, but was ignored.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A high school freshman came to the state Capitol Tuesday to advocate on behalf of sexual assault legislation.  

Gianna Duva goes to Brighton High School. She was sexually assaulted by a fellow student off school grounds. Duva and her mother unsuccessfully petitioned the school board when they found out her assailant would be allowed to return to school with her after he finished his sentence, so they went to the Legislature. 

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan State University is under multiple investigations for its handling of sexual assault complaints, and the Board of Trustees says it will cooperate with all of them.

The Speaker of the House says he plans to use every tool he has to make sure MSU cooperates with his investigation.

cnn.com

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A judge is poised to send Larry Nassar to prison after listening to days of testimony from women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by the Michigan sports doctor.

More than 150 victims have appeared in court in Lansing, Michigan, or had their statements read by others since last week. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear a few more Wednesday before sentencing Nassar. He worked at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

Time.com

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A judge is holding an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing for a disgraced Michigan sports doctor who sexually assaulted young elite gymnasts.

Larry Nassar is returning to court Tuesday in Lansing. Dozens of women and girls who were victims will be allowed to speak. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is expected to order a sentence Friday.

Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting females with his hands at his Michigan State University office, his home and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. He also worked for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan attorney general's office has asked a judge to sentence a disgraced Michigan sports doctor to 40 to 125 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven girls. 

The office filed its sentencing memorandum Wednesday for 54-year-old Larry Nassar ahead of a sentencing hearing beginning next week in Ingham County. He faces a minimum sentence of 25 years.

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