Sexual Misconduct

The Sandusky County prosecutor who was accused of sexually harassing female employees before pleading guilty to a lesser charge has resigned from office. 

Prosecutors in the U.S. Virgin Islands have unveiled a new lawsuit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein alleging that over two decades he ran a conspiracy in which he transported young women and girls to his private Caribbean islands by helicopter and boat and then subjected them to sexual abuse.

A former Ohio State University swimmer has added his name to the list of atheletes who have accused the late former team doctor Richard Strauss of sexual assault, abuse and inappropriate behavior.

The Ohio Attorney General is asking a court to remove the embattled Sandusky County Prosecutor from office. 

Ohio State University records show the number of rapes reported on campus have increased since 2015. 

More men are stepping forward with allegations about sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State University sports doctor now accused of abusing students from 1979 to 1997.

The State Medical Board of Ohio says its handling of sexual misconduct complaints has "substantially advanced" since its 1996 investigation of an Ohio State University team doctor who was accused of abusing male students but never disciplined. 

Ohio State University via AP, File

Attorneys for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300.

A panel reviewing whether the Ohio Medical Board properly handled a 1990s investigation involving an Ohio State University team doctor now accused of widespread sexual abuse is getting more time to finish its work. 

Thirty additional former ex-athletes are suing Ohio State over allegations they were sexual assaulted by a university doctor during exams decades ago. 

More Ohio State University alumni are suing the school over how officials dealt with the team doctor who sexually abused at least 177 men between 1979 and 1997. 

Associated Press

A judge says lawyers for men who allege they were sexually abused decades ago by an Ohio State University team doctor should get to see the unredacted findings of a law firm that investigated the claims for the university. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A former Ohio State University diving club coach has pleaded guilty to charges related to allegations he had sex with a diver when she was a teenager. 

Associated Press

About 60 men who say they were sexually abused by a former Ohio State University sports physician have issued some specific demands to the school.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered a working group to review the state medical board's handling of complaints against Richard Strauss, a now-dead Ohio State University team doctor who sexually abused at least 177 students decades ago.

Former Washington county prosecutor Kevin Rings has been sentenced to 60 days in jail on charges of having inappropriate sexual conduct with a female kidnapping victim. 

Report Finds Ohio State Doc Abused 177, Officials Were Aware

May 17, 2019
Associated Press

A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades, and university officials knew what he was doing and did little to stop him, according to an investigative report released by the school Friday.

A federal judge says it's not up to him to decide whether Ohio State University may publicly share information from an old state medical board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct.

Five more former Ohio State University students who claim they were abused by a former physician and team doctor have sued the school. 

The Ohio Medical Board is asking a federal judge to deny Ohio State University’s request to release confidential information from its probe of Richard Strauss, the deceased physician accused of sexually abusing former student atheletes.

The Washington county prosecutor accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a female kidnapping victim in his office has been convicted of coercion but acquitted of a sex charge.

A senior federal judge from Cincinnati will handle the mediation of two lawsuits filed against Ohio State University by scores of men alleging the university ignored or failed to stop sexual misconduct by a team doctor.

The whistleblower who helped spur an investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor telecommunications harassment charge in a tangentially related case.   

Ohio Public Radio

A federal judge has ordered mediation proceedings begin by the end of the month between Ohio State University and the plaintiffs in two lawsuits alleging the school failed to stop sexual misconduct decades ago by a team doctor.

The Ohio Medical Board confirms it has records about the investigation of a complaint involving former Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss, who is accused of sexual misconduct against students decades ago.

Ohio Public Radio

Two former Ohio State University students who say they were sexually abused by the late team doctor Richard Strauss are calling on the university to accept their offer to enter mediation in their lawsuit.

Two female Ohio University graduate students who sued after a sexual harassment investigation of a former English professor have reached a settlement with the school. 

Twenty-nine more plaintiffs have joined a lawsuit against Ohio State University by alumni who say they're victims of sexual misconduct by a late team doctor. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio State University trustees will hear directly from former students who say they were sexually abused by a late team doctor over his two decades at the school.

An Ohio University professor who sexually harassed a student employee has been recommended for detenuring by an ethics committee, while the State Department investigates financial expenditures connected to him.