Statement on Nassar’s convictions in Ingham and Eaton counties, Nov. 29, 2017

“The convictions of Larry Nassar on Nov. 22 in Ingham County and Nov. 29 in Eaton County on state criminal sexual conduct charges represent another important step toward justice for the victims. As President Simon has said, we recognize the pain sexual violence causes and deeply regret any time someone in our community experiences it. It takes tremendous courage for victims of sexual violence to come forward.

We are grateful for the efforts of the entire MSU Police Department, specifically the detectives in the Special Victim’s Unit, who worked diligently and tirelessly since August 2016 on building the criminal case that led to Nassar’s conviction. We also greatly appreciate the efforts put forth by the Michigan Attorney General’s office as they prosecuted the case. This cooperation was vital to the conviction.”

--MSU spokesperson Jason Cody