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We're looking back at some of our stories from 2019. Today we revisit Earlene McMichael's interview with Kalamazoo resident Sterling Reithman. She's one of the first women to allow herself to be publicly identified in the sexual abuse case against disgraced sports Dr. Larry Nassar. He's currently serving time for those and related crimes.

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The co-founder of the group A Call to Men says men need to step up in the fight against domestic violence and sexual assault. Ted Bunch will speak Wednesday, October 2, at a summit on the issue in Kalamazoo.

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An Eaton County judge may decide on Tuesday whether former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon will face a trial.  Simon is accused of lying about when she knew of Larry Nassar’s sexual misconduct. 

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A jury has decided that a former dean at Michigan State University is guilty of multiple criminal charges – including a felony.

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Kalamazoo County prosecutors are getting a boost as they work to solve sexual assault cases. Money approved by lawmakers and disbursed by the state Attorney General’s office will allow Kalamazoo to hire a third investigator to follow up on evidence from rape kits.