former head coach charged in nassar case
A former head coach of Michigan State’s gymnastics team was charged Thursday with lying to an investigator when she denied witnesses told her years ago about being sexually assaulted by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. A charging document does not specify how many witnesses allegedly reported Nassar to Kathie Ann Klages or when they did so. But former gymnast Larissa Boyce has said she told Klages of Nassar’s abuse in 1997, 19 years before he was first criminally charged with sexual abuse. Klages, who resigned in 2017 after she was suspended for defending the now-imprisoned Nassar, is the third person other than Nassar to face criminal charges related to his serial molestation of young female athletes under the guise of treatment.