Strampel trial ready for opening statements Thursday

May 30, 2019

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A jury has been selected in the criminal trial of William Strampel. He’s the former dean of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. 

William Strampel

Opening statements in the case will begin Thursday.

Attorneys took the morning and into part of the afternoon on Wednesday to pick the people who will decide if William Strampel is guilty or not of the charges against him.

Prosecutors say Strampel used his position as dean to try and get sexual favors from female students. Prosecutors also say Strampel failed to properly oversee former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar was convicted of sexually assaulting his patients.

Strampel is charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors.

The trial is expected to last three weeks.