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Former MSU dean described as 'ugly predator' in new court filings

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More women are accusing a former Michigan State University dean of sexual misconduct and their statements are serving as new evidence in the criminal case against him.

These women claim William Strampel recruited female students to serve as clinical skills models while constantly subjecting them to sexually explicit comments for his own sexual gratification. 

Those are just some of the details laid out in a new court filing Wednesday as the Michigan Attorney General’s Office continues its investigation into Strampel.

Strampel is already facing charges including misconduct in office, fourth degree criminal sexual conduct, and two misdemeanors which directly relate to the way he dealt with a 2014 Title IX investigation against Larry Nassar.

The details included in the motion filed Wednesday not only gives us more insight into how Strampel allegedly conducted business as dean, but also echoes some of the allegations detailed in an affidavit that originally helped bring those charges against him last month.

It also describes the former MSU dean as a “ugly predator who used his office to harm young women.”

The new evidence revealed testimony from two new women who said they fell victim to Strampel’s actions in the early 2000s.

The women, identified as “Witness 1” and “Witness 2,” laid out several details of their encounters.

Witness 1 said she was a student at Central Michigan University when Strampel recruited her to work as a clinical skills model, in which she would get paid as much as $100 an hour for examinations that require her to get naked.

The woman told investigators she participated 10 times, and during each session, Strampel conducted a breast examination, an anal examination, and a pelvic examination – both of which including penetration done in front of a small group of medical students.

Witness 1 claimed Strampel once told her he became “sexually excited” while performing the examination.

Witness 2 said she met with Strampel several times back in 2006 after failing to get into MSU’s medical school. That’s when Strampel recommended she become a clinical skills model in exchange for cash.

Witness 2 claimed Strampel once took her into a private room where he performed a breast and pelvic exam. The woman also told investigators Strampel said he’d admit her into the university’s medical school with a lower test score usually accepted.

Some of the details filed Wednesday were similar to those used as evidence to bring charges against Strampel.

His attorney did not respond to a request for comment but has previously stated that Strampel denies these allegations and looks forward to proving that in court.

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