Kathie Klages Sentenced to 18 months Probation for Her Role in Nassar Scandal
INGHAM COUNTY - Former Michigan State University Gymnastic Coach Kathie Klages was sentenced to 18 months probation, with the first 90 days to be served in the Ingham County Jail and she will be placed on a tether after that.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel released this statement following Klages sentencing," The evidence clearly points to the fact that Ms. Klages was aware for decades of Larry Nassar's actions. She did nothing to protect the young women who were counting on her to stand up for them. Ms. Klages chose to remain silent at a time when doing the right thing should've motivated her to do the very opposite and speak up on behalf of the victims. Her inaction empowered Larry Nassar to continue committing his heinous crimes, and for her dishonesty,Ms. Klages will be forever tied to the trail of victims Nassar left behind."
Nassar plead guilty to seven felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County on November 22, 2017, and three felony counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County on November 29, 2017. Nassar was sentenced in Ingham County on January 24, 2018 to 40- 175 years in prison, and he was sentenced to 40 -125 years in Eaton County on February 5, 2018.