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Investigators Document One Case Of Sexual Misconduct By Late OSU Physician

Jul 18, 2018

Steve Snyder-Hill
Credit Associated Press

The law firm investigating allegations that a late Ohio State University physician sexually abused students has documentation about at least one incident that prompted a complaint to a student health center official in the 1990s. 

Steve Snyder-Hill says he wrote the letter after seeing Richard Strauss about a lump on his chest. He says Strauss also peformed a genital exam and pressed himself into Snyder-Hill, at which point the patient realized the doctor had an erection. Snyder-Hill says after he complained, officials told him Strauss denied having an erection and said he was just doing his job. Snyder-Hill contacted the investigators after seeing news reports about Strauss, and they confirmed having some paperwork about the incident.