Close up of William Strampel in court

Closing arguments have concluded in the trial of a former medical school dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University.

Jurors are deliberating after closing arguments concluded Tuesday afternoon in the case of William Strampel who faces charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and misconduct in office - both felonies - and misdemeanor willful neglect of duty.

Strample is accused of abusing his public office to sexually proposition and make explicit comments to female students, inappropriately touching two on the buttocks and failing to ensure that Nassar followed patient restrictions following a sexual misconduct complaint in 2014.

Assistant Attorney General Danielle Hagaman-Clark said Tuesday that Strampel had "complete indifference" to overseeing Nassar and corruptly used sexual innuendo with students.

Defense attorney John Dakmak said using inappropriate language is not a crime. He said a host people had oversight of Nassar.

Hundreds of girls and women say Nassar molested them when he was a physician.

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