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Water Main Break Postpones Klages Sentencing

Courtesy Ingham County Courts

The sentencing of former Michigan State University gymnastics coach Kathy Klages is on hold after a water main burst outside a Lansing courthouse.  

Klages was a former colleague of convicted serial molester Larry Nassar, now imprisoned for sexually abusing hundreds of girls and young women.  She was convicted of lying to police about not remembering a 1997 conversation in which two of Nassar’s victims told her of their abuse.  Klages was due to be sentenced in Ingham County Wednesday until a broken water line forced the courthouse to close for the day. 

A new sentencing date has not been set.  Klages was convicted on one felony and one misdemeanor count.  She could face up to four years in prison.

Kevin Lavery has been news director at WKAR since September 2006.