Former MSU Gymnastics Coach Charged With Lying to Investigators
This morning, the Michigan Department of Attorney General's office announced they have charged former Michigan State University women’s gymnastics coach Kathie Klages with two counts of lying to a peace officer.
While investigating Larry Nassar's sexual assaults on and off Michigan State’s campus, Klages denied to Michigan State Police detectives having been told prior to 2016 of Nassar’s sexual misconduct. Witnesses have said that they reported Nassar’s sexual abuse to Klages dating back more than 20 years.
The charges are for both a felony and a misdemeanor. The felony charge is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00. The misdemeanor charge is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
A hotline (844-324-3374) has been set up for anyone with information about MSU’s handling of Larry Nassar’s sexual misconduct. Callers may remain anonymous.