More than 100 former student athletes have reported "first reports of sexual misconduct" by Ohio State University physician Richard Strauss nearly two decades ago, the school announced on Friday.
Officials said the allegations date from 1979 to 1997. They include students who at the time were college players in 14 sports and patient health service students.
"We are grateful to those who have come and remain deeply concerned for anyone who may have been affected by Dr. Strauss's actions," Ohio State President Michael V. Drake said in the statement.
"We remain steadfast in uncovering the truth," he added
. The university has been investigating sexual misconduct and malpractice in April. Englisch: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 120 & lang = en Strauss was arrested after a former wrestler said he had been abused as a student. Strauss, who died of suicide in 2005, was a team physician from 1978 to 1995.
School officials then commissioned law firm Perkins Coie LLC to conduct an independent investigation of abuse reports. In the intervening months, the company said investigators had interviewed more than 200 people "who are believed to have information about Strauss's allegations." And the company expects to speak to another 100 people in connection with the scandal.
Investigators are also investigating that Strauss has "committed extra acts of sexual misconduct" away from campus in his private medical office in Columbus.
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Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, who was an assistant coach at the university from 1987 to 1995, met with investigators on Monday, NBC News
Jordan, one of Congress's most powerful conservatives, was accused of alleged sexual abuse of student Ignoring athletes through Strauss and failed to report the incidents to the relevant authorities.
"He told the investigator what he told the media from the beginning, he never knew of any abuse and he was never reported to be abusive," said Jordan spokesman Ian Fury to NBC News.
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One of the lawsuits alleges that Strauss is the only doctor available to the wrestling team, which is why the plaintiff – a wrestler in the 1980s – was forced to: […]
"… treat himself repeatedly by Strauss Strauss used this position of trust and authority to sexually abuse the plaintiff several times, including harassment and inappropriate touch during the examination, including regular contact of the genitals and The breast areas of the plaintiffs, often introduced at the same time he regularly measures the scrotum scrotum and take photos of the plaintiff.
The lawsuit also mentions Jordan and wrestling coach Russ Hellickson, who mentions several cases in which wrestlers have informed men of ostriches groping and harassing.
The other suit, NBC reported, was made by four former wrestlers filed and claimed that male athletes – over 14 sports – in routine medical examinations "excessively and medically unnecessarily caress, touch and feel" would.