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Ohio State Investigation Finds Team Doctor Abused at Least 177 Students

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A yearlong Ohio State University investigation has found that a doctor working for the school’s athletic teams and the student health center abused at least 177 students from 1979 to 1997, according to a report released Friday. The investigation also concluded that a number of unnamed school officials, including coaches, trainers, and administrators, were aware of the allegations.

The doctor, Richard Strauss, died by suicide in 2005. He was suspended in 1996 when a patient accused him of fondling him during an examination. Many victims who have spoken out have described Strauss groping them, performing oral sex on them, rubbing them to ejaculation, or otherwise inappropriately touching them during physical exams—allegations similar to those made against USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who abused at least 250 women and girls and was sentenced to a total of 100–185 years in prison.

But unlike Nassar, Strauss........

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