former head coach charged in nas­sar case

Calgary Herald - - SPORTS -

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.

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