A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was in court today. Kathie Klages turned herself in to police and was arraigned on criminal charges for lying to law enforcement.
Witnesses say they told Klages in 1997 that former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar sexually assaulted them. Nassar will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually assaulting his patients for decades.
But when confronted by police, the Attorney General’s office says Klages told law enforcement that no one reported Nassar’s sexual misconduct to her.
Lindsey Lemke is a Nassar survivor. She says she isn’t a witness in this case, but she also told Klages that Nassar assaulted her.
“Larry Nassar was the first person that needed to be taken down because he was the abuser, obviously. And now you move on to the enablers, and we have been talking about Kathie Klages from the very beginning,” Lemke said.
Klegas was allowed to go home on bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for the end of September.