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Police arrest Larry Nassar, former head of Michigan State University

Police arrested a former dean of Michigan State University who oversaw former US gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar before the Sports doctor was arrested and convicted of sexually abusing female athletes, the county sheriff said Monday.

"William Strampel is currently staying at Ingham County Jail," Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth told Reuters.

Wriggelsworth declined to say what charges Strampel, 70, was arrested until the defendant was indicted at a court hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

A jail website listed the former dean of the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine as an inmate there, but gave no other information.

The Detroit Free-Press newspaper reported that it faces several charges, at least one for a felony.

A lawyer for Strampel, who has been on medical leave from the university since December, could not be reached by Reuters for comment on Monday night.

President of Michigan State University John Engler said in February that he was moving to revoke Strampel's tenure for not enforcing the 2014 guidelines created for Nassar in the treatment of young athletes after allegations of sexual misconduct against him .

The university has been criticized for its handling of complaints about Nassar that goes back a few years.

The state of Michigan fired Nassar in September 2016 for its failure to comply with those protocols, including the presence of another person when performing the procedures.

Numerous women said they were attacked even after the guidelines were established.

Nassar was sentenced in February to up to 125 years in prison after about 200 young women testified about decades of abuse on their hands.

He had already received a sentence of up to 175 years in a neighboring county of Michigan, and was sentenced to 60 years of federal conviction for child pornography.

Report by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Edition of Sandra Maler and Lisa Shumaker

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