Wednesday, June 12, 2019
LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement after receiving the jury's verdict in People v. Strampel.
"Today’s verdict sends a clear message: It’s time to change the culture in our schools and medical communities so that our female students and doctors receive the same treatment and respect as their male counterparts. Public officers who brandish their power to demean, insult, harass, objectify, and abuse female students will be held accountable.
"I’m proud of the victims who had the courage to step forward to tell their stories. You helped ensure that William Strampel could no longer wield his power to prey on women. I’m also proud of the officers from the Michigan State Police and the special agents and attorneys from the Department of Attorney General who worked tirelessly on this case for more than a year to see that justice was done. Today, and every day, my office listens, believes – and stands with – victims."