Sexual Abuse at Ohio State

Stories about ongoing investigations into sexual abuse at The Ohio State University.

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Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State University have described sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at the university from 1978 until he retired in 1998.

Eleven Warriors

Former UFC champion and Ohio State University wrestler Mark Coleman says his comments about whether Republican Rep. Jim Jordan knew about alleged sexual misconduct by a former university doctor were not accurate or were misconstrued. Coleman says he has no direct knowledge about what Jordan knew at the time.

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Advocacy groups are calling on the U.S. Department of Education to open a civil rights investigation into how The Ohio State University responded to allegations of abuse by longtime school doctor Richard Strauss.

Nick Evans

A former Ohio State student who claims a a now-deceased doctor molested him in the mid-1990s has made public his correspondence with school administrators.

Jim Jordan's Speaker Run Clouded By Ohio State Scandal

Jul 27, 2018
Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Hard-hitting Rep. Jim Jordan launched his long-shot bid Thursday to become the next House speaker, saying Congress isn't doing enough to back President Donald Trump and positioning the right flank for a leadership battle that could define the GOP.

Aerial view of The Oval on Ohio State University's campus
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Ten more former students have sued Ohio State University over alleged sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor, accusing school officials of facilitating abuse by ignoring complaints and requiring some athletes to get physicals from him to maintain their sports participation and scholarships.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, announced Thursday that he will run for the job of speaker of the House, challenging the current speaker Paul Ryan's hand-picked successor, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

Jordan is a member of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, which filed articles of impeachment Wednesday against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Jordan's announcement:

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Looking back, many of the men now realize the medical exams were more than just weird and uncomfortable. Some still aren't sure what to call it, uncertain whether it meets the definition of sexual abuse.

Ohio State Buckeyes Swiming and Diving

A former Ohio State University diving club coach began pressuring a female diver for sex within weeks after meeting her when she was 16, the former diver said Tuesday in an interview.

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More than 100 former students have reported first-hand accounts of misconduct by longtime Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss, as part of the university's rapidly-expanding investigation.

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