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Michigan State University gymnast Lindsey Lemke has claimed that she informed former Michigan State head gymnastics coach Kathie Klages of the predatory behavior of 55-year-old disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State physician Larry Nassar.
Lemke claims that Klages, who has been charged with lying to investigators regarding the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, did not act when she was told about what Nassar was doing.
Here is what Lemke had to say about the matter, according to WILX.
“I would say whatever the maximum sentence, I think that’s what she deserves. She chose to not protect us and to protect herself and Larry, so I think she deserves the maximum sentence for that.
“She told my mom that what Larry was doing was a legit treatment. So clearly she knew what he was doing, as well as Larissa Boyce back in 1997 reported to Kathie as well and told her what he was doing.”
Klages faces a four-year felony charge and a two-year misdemeanor charge. Nassar, meanwhile, is currently serving what essentially amounts to life in prison as a result of the fact that he was given three lengthy prison sentences from this past December through February.
Nassar has been accused of sexually assaulting more than 330 people, many of whom female gymnasts, under the guise of medical treatment for more than two decades.
In December, Nassar was sentenced to the prison sentence that he is currently serving. He was given this sentence, a 60-year federal prison sentence, but U.S. District Judge Janet Neff on three child pornography charges.
Nassar had been serving this prison sentence at United States Penitentiary, Tucson, a maximum-security federal prison in Tucson, Arizona that offers a sex offender program for sexual predators such as he.
However, he was recently moved to the Federal Transfer Center, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma just weeks after his lawyers claimed that he was physically assaulted United States Penitentiary, Tucson within hours of his release into the general population of the prison back in May. It is not yet known to which prison he will be transferred next nor when he will be transferred.
In January, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced Nassar to between 40 and 175 years in state prison on seven sexual assault charges following a seven-day sentencing hearing in Ingham County, Michigan.
During this sentencing hearing, 169 victim impact statements were delivered in front of Nassar in court. Of those 169 victim impact statements, 156 were delivered by people who have accused him of sexual assault while the other 13 were delivered on the behalves of people who have accused him of sexual assault.
Lemke is one of Nassar’s accusers who delivered a victim impact statement during this sentencing hearing.
In February, a three-day sentencing hearing in Eaton County, Michigan took place, resulting in Judge Janice Cunningham sentencing Nassar to between an additional 40 and 125 years in state prison on three more sexual assault charges.
During this sentencing hearing, 65 more victim impact statements were delivered in front of Nassar in court by people who have accused him of sexual assault.
As a result of the Károlyi Ranch investigation in Texas back in June, Nassar was also charged with six counts of second-degree sexual assault. However, these charges did not result in him being given any additional prison time.