US College Physician Sexually Abused 177 College students, Probe Reveals

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Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, dedicated the abuse whereas employed on the college from 1978 to 1998, and college workers had been made conscious of claims as early as 1979, in keeping with a 12-month impartial probe.

Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, dedicated the abuse whereas employed on the college from 1978 to 1998, and college workers had been made conscious of claims as early as 1979, in keeping with a 12-month impartial probe.

An Ohio State College staff physician sexually abused at the least 177 male college students over almost twenty years and was by no means disciplined on the US college regardless of stories of his actions, an investigation discovered Friday.

The probe regarded into misconduct allegations from 1979 to 1997 reported by former college students — 150 of whom reported first-hand accounts of sexual abuse dedicated by Strauss.

The victims included college athletes in addition to different college students who noticed Strauss on the college well being middle and at an off-campus personal medical workplace.

In all, greater than 440 former college students and college workers believed to have info associated to allegations involving Strauss had been interviewed for the investigation.

Strauss established the personal medical workplace in 1996 after he was suspended from his actions as a treating doctor on the college however remained a tenured college member.

“The findings are shocking and painful to comprehend,” Drake mentioned as he made the redacted investigation report public.

College president Michael Drake mentioned an impartial investigation was launched into the allegations after they had been dropped at the college’s consideration final yr.

“On behalf of the university, we offer our profound regret and sincere apologies to each person who endured Strauss’s abuse. Our institution’s fundamental failure at the time to prevent this abuse was unacceptable — as were the inadequate efforts to thoroughly investigate complaints raised by students and staff members.”

“Escalated over time”