CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) - The former president of Michigan State University made her first appearance in court since being charged with lying to investigators about her knowledge of sexual assault allegations against former sports doctor Larry Nassar.
Lou Anna Simon's attorney says the allegations have no merit. But authorities say she specifically knew in 2014 that Nassar had been accused of molesting a woman at a campus clinic. State police say Simon received a detailed file about the allegation.
Simon told state police in May that she only knew that a complaint had been filed against a sports doctor. She's charged with making false statements, a felony.
She resigned in January after Nassar was sentenced to decades in prison for molesting young women and girls.
Simon acknowledged that the felonies carry a maximum punishment of four years in prison but made no further remarks. She hasn’t entered a plea yet.
She was released on a $5,000 personal recognize bond with standard conditions, plus she must surrender her passport.
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