Jury Finds MSU Coach Klages Guilty in Nasser Cover-Up
A jury in Ingham County found former Michigan State University women's gymnastics coach Kathy Klages guilty on felony and misdemeanor charges she lied to investigators about what she knew of the Larry Nasser's sexual abuse of female athletes.
Klages faces up to four years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine on a felony charge. The misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to two years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set for April 15th.
“Ms. Klages knew of Larry Nassar’s sexual misconduct but neglected to tell investigators. She could and should have acted on complaints about Larry Nassar decades ago. That is a failure on multiple levels, but none is more important than her failure to protect the young women who had the courage to speak up decades ago and the hundreds who became Nassar’s victims after that.” - statement from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.
Nassar pleaded guilty to seven felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and to three felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2017. He is serving 40-175 years in prison.