A judge in Ingham County, Michigan, issued warrants Thursday morning for the arrest of Kathie Klages, the former Michigan State gymnastics coach and longtime friend of convicted sexual predator Larry Nassar.
The Michigan Department of Attorney General has charged Klages with two counts for lying to a peace officer
Warrants for the arrest of former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages were signed in Ingham County this morning, according to a source. Klages faces two charges: one for lying to investigators, the other for misconduct in a public office.
— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) August 23, 2018
The felony is punishable by up to four years in prison if Klages is found guilty; the misdemeanor is punishable by up to two years in prison.
NEW: Former Michigan State Univ. women's gymnastics coach Kathie Klages charged with lying to investigators during Nassar investigation.
Klages stepped down in 2017 after coaching the team for 27 years. pic.twitter.com/WL2vV7mVr9
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 23, 2018
Other than Nassar himself, difficult to imagine someone as culpable in the monstrous abuse of hundreds of girls/women than Kathie Klages. Sad.