Former MSU president charged with lying to police investigating Nassar abuse
- Lou Anna Simon faces four years in prison if convicted
- Nassar pled guilty to sexually assaulting athletes under care
The former Michigan State University president, Lou Anna Simon, was charged on Tuesday with lying to state police during a probe of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. She is the fifth person to face criminal charges related to the scandal.
Hundreds of girls and women have said Nassar abused them during his time as a doctor at Michigan State and USA Gymnastics, which trains US Olympians. Nassar pleaded guilty last year to sexually assaulting nine people and possessing child pornography. He is now serving an effective life sentence for his crimes.