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Sexual Abuse at Ohio State

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

Angie Wang / Associated Press

Ohio State University officials are reporting more than 1,500 separate instances where former team doctor Richard Strauss sexually assaulted students.

Former supervisors and colleagues who weren't interviewed in the investigation about widespread sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor now face questioning under oath and scrutiny from a medical board.

The State Medical Board of Ohio plans to review nearly 2,000 closed cases involving alleged "sexual boundary" violations by doctors over the past 25 years to see if any involved evidence of criminal misconduct that was ignored.

Gov. Mike DeWine unveils the findings of a working group investigating the State Medical Board's investigation of Richard Strauss.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The Ohio Medical Board had credible evidence of sexual misconduct by longtime Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss in 1996 but didn't inform law enforcement, a review by a state working group found.

Officials plan to share findings about whether the State Medical Board properly handled a 1996 investigation involving an Ohio State University team doctor now accused of sexually abusing young men for two decades before that investigation.

A group of former Ohio State students detail their stories of alleged sexual abuse by Richard Strauss, a longtime sports doctor, before the Ohio State Board of Trustees on November 16.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300.

Steven Snyder-Hill, who claims he was abused by former Ohio State team doctor Richard Strauss, is now a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the school.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

One man believes he missed his chance to play in the National Hockey League because he lost focus after being sexually abused by an Ohio State team doctor. Two former wrestlers say they left their sport because of it and delayed finishing their college degrees. A tennis player says he became so leery of medical exams that he lived with months of pain before getting treatment for a benign testicular tumor.

More former football players and other ex-athletes are suing Ohio State over allegations that they were sexual assaulted by a university doctor during exams decades ago.

Steven Snyder-Hill, who claims he was abused by former Ohio State team doctor Richard Strauss, is now a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the school.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Accusers of doctor Richard Strauss met with Ohio State University attorneys in Cincinnati this weekend to begin mediation over a pair of lawsuits against the school. An independent investigation revealed Richard Strauss abused at least 177 men, and a number of administrators at the time failed to adequately respond.

Sixteen more Ohio State alumni sued the university Wednesday over how school officials dealt with a team doctor who an investigation recently concluded had sexually abused at least 177 young men between 1979 and 1997.

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Ohio State University will launch a national task force to address sexual abuse on college campuses, President Michael Drake said Friday. The announcement comes after an independent investigation found that former university physician Richard Strauss abused more than 177 students over two decades.

Angie Wang / Associated Press

A committee of Ohio State University trustees voted Thursday to revoke the emeritus status of a team doctor found to have sexually abused young men throughout his two decades there.

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Brynn Anderson / AP

Thirty-seven former Ohio State University athletes, including over two dozen football players, filed a new lawsuit alleging the university disregarded concerns about a team doctor who sexually abused young men for years.

Wednesday marked the first meeting of a state panel charged with looking into the Ohio Medical Board's handling of sexual abuse complaints against longtime Ohio State University doctor Richard Strauss.

A group of former Ohio State students detail their stories of alleged sexual abuse by Richard Strauss, a longtime sports doctor, before the Ohio State Board of Trustees on November 16.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Lawyers for men who allege they were sexually abused decades ago by an Ohio State team doctor should get to see the unredacted findings of a law firm that investigated the claims for the university, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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