The Latest: Students called doctor’s behavior ‘open secret’
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into a former Ohio State team doctor (all times local):
An Ohio State University official says it’s not clear whether anyone ever went to authorities to report a former doctor now accused of sexually abusing more than 150 male students.
Findings from a yearlong investigation released Friday say numerous university personnel knew about complaints of abuse that continued nearly 20 years into the late 1990s.
School Provost Bruce McPheron says the report doesn’t address whether anyone went to law enforcement at the time or was required to do so under the law back then.
University President Michael Drake says the report shows the university fell short of its responsibility to its students. He calls that regrettable and inexcusable.
Investigators found that at least 177 male students say they were sexually abused by the late Dr. Richard Strauss.