Ohio State University Rocked by Sex Scandal
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine took the dramatic step this week to urge state lawmakers to extend or eliminate the statute of limitations on sex crimes, amid the recent Ohio State University (OSU) allegations of sexual abuse of 177 students during a period of nearly two decades.
The long rumored allegations of sexual abuse of OSU physician Dr. Richard Strauss, who killed himself in 2005 nearly a decade after he was allowed to retire with honors, has engulfed the nation’s third largest university in yet another sexual abuse scandal.
Last year Michigan State University was rocked by the Larry Nassar scandal elevated the school to the top of the list for sexual assault cases.
Years before it was the notorious Pen State sex scandal that sent former football coach Jerry Sandusky to prison for the rest of his life and tarnished the sterling reputation of its famed coach Joe Paterno and legendary football program.
Dayton attorney Michael Wright is preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 60 former athletes, who claim they were sexually abused by then team physician Strauss.
Wright reportedly said that most of the clients were former football players at storied OSU, including some who went on to play in the NFL.
DeWine weighed in on OSU’s report that Strauss sexually abused students in his care over his 19-year career on campus and that university administrators failed to report the conduct to police.
“We should all be disgusted. Every Ohioan should be disgusted and should be angered about what’s happened,” DeWine said.