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March 27, 2018 — The guard of the hen-house

One of the major questions coming out of the sexual misconduct scandal involving former U.S. Gymnastics and Michigan State team doctor Larry Nasser is how he was able to get away with his machinations for such a long time.

We may have gotten an indication yesterday with the arrest of William Strampel, the dean of MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Strampel is charged with his own counts of misconduct. Two of the counts are for the lack of supervision of Nasser, but the other two are for obtaining nude photos of medical school students and storing them on his computer, and for repeated criminal sexual contact with people all the way down to the age of 11.

A lot of the details in the charging documents are lurid, but what you need to know is that Strampel provided a lot of cover for Nasser, including holding off a Title IX investigation.

Given the number of people in Nasser’s protective network, I have a feeling there will be a lot more charges filed in the next few months.