Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A judge on Wednesday sentenced former Michigan State University Dean William Strampel to spend a year in jail for his role in the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal.
Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk sentenced Strampel to 11 months for a charge of felony misconduct of a public official in office and one year each for two misdemeanor charges of willful neglect of duty. Strampel will serve the sentences concurrently and has a one-day credit for time served on each of the counts.
Draganchuk said the sentencing guidelines for the charges were up to 6 months but that she believes those guidelines were inadequate in this case.
She admonished Strampel for declining to speak during the sentencing.
"You could at least express sorrow for the impact that it's had on these people," she said. "You don't have to admit criminal conduct to do that."
Strampel was found guilty of the charges after a jury found he abused his power as dean of the university's College of Osteopathic Medicine to proposition and control female students.
Multiple female medical students testified that Strampel made sexual comments and propositioned them for sexual favors.
The jury also found enough evidence to determine Strampel showed "complete indifference" about whether Nassar, who was convicted of sexually abusing more than 500 women and girls, was following protocols after a 2014 complaint of sexual assault.