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Report: U. of Michigan missed chances to stop doctor's abuse

Dr. Robert E. Anderson
Posted at 3:16 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 15:16:51-04

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A report says staff at the University of Michigan missed many opportunities to stop a doctor who committed sexual misconduct over decades at the school.

The report released Tuesday by the WilmerHale firm comes more than a year after former students publicly accused the late Robert Anderson of molesting them during routine physicals or other visits.

Some university officials at the time took no action despite being aware of complaints.

The report confirmed that, especially in the athletic department.

The university has acknowledged Anderson’s abuse but turned to the law firm for an independent, comprehensive review of what happened during the doctor’s long career.

Anderson died in 2008.

SEE MORE: U-M abuse survivor asks: How could Schembechler not know?