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Larry Nassar's boss accused of assaulting students in the practice test

Two more women have demonstrated against the head of dishonored coach Larry Nassar, accusing the man of sexually assaulting them while they performed medical practice exams, according to court filings Tuesday.

Police arrested former Michigan State University dean William Strampel in late March for two misdemeanors of voluntary neglect in the service, one charge of misconduct by a public official and another charge of four people accused of sexual misconduct. The latest accusations now raise the total number of women accusing him to six.

Strampel allegedly attracted the two young women to become role models for practice exams while he was dean of the MSU Osteopathic School of Medicine, according to the Michigan Attorney General's Office filings obtained by CNN on Tuesday.

"Strampel performed a complete examination, including a breast exam, an anal examination that included penetration of the anus, a pelvic exam that penetrated the vagina, and all were performed in front of a small group of medical students." complaint from the office.

One of the women who participated accused Strampel of saying that the exams "turned him on" and that he was "starting to get hard," CNN reported. Another woman accused Strampel of penetrating her vagina with her fingers before offering to enter medical school with a score of 19 on the MCAT, 6 points less than the MSU admission reference point for the standardized test.


Strampel is already facing accusations from four women who accuse the former dean of seeking multiple students by groping, in addition to requesting them for pictures of nudity and sexual acts in exchange for favorable treatment, HuffPost reported in March.

A hearing scheduled for May 3 will determine whether the new testimony of the two women will be allowed in the courtroom for the Strampel trial, according to CNN. The Michigan Attorney General's Office did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

The interim president of MSU, John Engler, told HuffPost that "there will be no more Bill Strampels" in response to the new accusations of abuse during practice exams.

"What I'm still learning about Bill Strampel disgusts me," Engler told HuffPost in a statement. "Whenever concerns arise about the behavior of teachers and staff, we take those concerns seriously and investigate. We are not going to disappoint our students and employees. There is zero tolerance for abusive behavior and comments. We are making changes to our Human Resources policies, including those governing evaluations and reviews. "

Strampel supervised Larry Nassar, a convicted sex offender, while at MSU and handled a Title IX investigation in 2014 on allegations of sexual abuse against the doctor. The dean allowed Nassar to continue working during the investigation, a time in which Nassar continued to abuse the young athletes.

The researchers found pornographic images and videos on Strampel's computer, which included one of Nassar's sexually abusing a young athlete.

Nassar abused at least 265 children and young women during his time as a team doctor for MSU and USA Gymnastics. The Michigan Attorney General's Office initiated an investigation into MSU after The Detroit News reported that over the course of two decades at least 14 school officials, including Strampel, had knowledge of Nassar's actions.

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