Attorneys for Ohio State doctor's victims demand answers on sex abuse

Mail Online | 7/3/2018 | Associated Press; Reporter
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Attorneys representing nearly 60 men who say they were sexually abused by a now-deceased Ohio State team doctor are calling on the school to release the names of coaches and administrators who allegedly knew about his conduct but did nothing to stop it.

They also want the university to come up with a specific plan by June that shows how Ohio State will deal with future sexual abuse allegations and how it will make sure this never happens again.

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This comes after a bombshell report released last week revealed that Dr. Richard Strauss, dubbed ‘Dr Jelly Paws,’ sexually abused at least 177 male students from 16 sports at Ohio State, as well as his patients at the campus health center and his clinic, for two decades from 1979 until 1997.

The investigation also revealed that dozens of Ohio State personnel, including coaches and trainers, heard complaints or concerns about Strauss but failed to act. The report compiled by investigators from a law firm the university hired released only a few names.

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That includes 22 coaches who corroborated victims' accounts of Strauss' abuse, the report said. University officials at the time would have been obligated to report felony offenses to police, according to Sarah Ackman, a legal adviser to Gov. Mike DeWine.

The governor said that did not appear to have happened. On Monday, he ordered a review of the state medical board's handling of the case.

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Among the coaches at Ohio State during Strauss' time was Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, an assistant wrestling coach from 1987 to 1995.

The Ohio congressman has repeatedly denied allegations made by some former wrestlers who have said he knew about allegations that they were inappropriately groped.

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Jordan's name isn't mentioned in the report, which said investigators didn't find documentary evidence that any coaches at Ohio State were aware of the...
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