Ohio State says investigators have 100 firsthand reports of sexual misconduct by former doctor

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio State University says investigators have identified more than 100 former students who reported sexual misconduct committed by a former university physician.

In an update released Friday, the university said independent investigators with Perkins Coie LLP have completed interviews with “more than 200 former students and university staff believed to have information concerning the allegations” involving Dr. Richard Strauss.

The investigators expect to conduct more than 100 additional interviews. 

The allegations against Strauss date from 1979-1997 and include former student-athletes from 14 separate men’s varsity teams, and also include former patients of Student Health Services. Strauss also had a private medical office in Columbus outside OSU where individuals have reported additional acts of sexual misconduct occurred. 

Perkins Coie is also investigating “whether, and to what extent, Strauss may have examined high school-aged students during his time at the university.”

The university encourages anyone with information about incidents relating to Strauss and his time at Ohio State to contact investigators at osu@perkinscoie.com.

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