More Student Athletes Allege Sexual Misconduct by Former OSU Doctor

COLUMBUS, OH - JUNE 25: The sign for Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio is shown on June 25, 2017. It is the home of the Ohio State University Buckeyes. (Shutterstock)
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By Nick Evans, WOSU

The investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against a former Ohio State doctor has nearly doubled to include athletes from more than a dozen sports. 

At a board meeting of OSU's trustees on Thursday, members learned that athletes from fourteen men’s sports have accused Dr. Richard Strauss of sexual misconduct during his time at the university.  

Strauss held a number of positions at the school including serving as team physician for the athletics program from 1981 to 1995.

The outside law firm Perkins and Coie is conducting interviews with 130 people in connection with their investigation. Investigators have also uncovered allegations against Strauss at non-athletic campus health facilities and from patients who saw the doctor at a private medical office in Columbus. 

Strauss died in 2005.

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