Parents of Nassar victim praise Schuette prosecution in ads

September 19, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a victim of Larry Nassar are praising Bill Schuette’s prosecution of the former sports doctor in TV ads airing in the race for Michigan governor.

Mark and Lee Weick (WIKE’) of Midland appear in 30-second and 60-second ads that Schuette’s campaign began running on broadcast stations Wednesday. The state attorney general’s office successfully prosecuted Nassar for molesting young female athletes under the guise of treatment.

In the ads, the Weicks credit Schuette for “giving a voice to the survivors” and prosecuting the case with “tenacity and compassion.”

Nassar is effectively serving life in prison for sexual assaults and child pornography possession. More than 400 victims have come forward.

Schuette is running against Democrat Gretchen Whitmer to succeed term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder.

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