150 victims detail sexual abuse by ex-doctor at Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A law firm hired by Ohio State University to investigate a former team doctor accused of sexual misconduct against athletes and students hopes to wrap up its fact finding by the end of the year.
The investigators told the university’s governing board Thursday about 150 former students have given firsthand accounts of alleged sexual misconduct by the now-deceased doctor.
The law firm says the allegations against Richard Strauss cover a time from 1979 through 1997.
Strauss killed himself in 2005. His relatives have said they’re shocked by the allegations.
Former students involved in a related lawsuit issued a statement Thursday saying the investigation is more about trying to protect Ohio State’s reputation than helping the victims.
Ohio State says its aim is to thoroughly pursue the truth about what happened.