Ohio State abuse case echoes Larry Nassar gymnast scandal

August 27, 2018 - 9:49 am
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The scandal over decades-old sexual misconduct by a team doctor at Ohio State University has drawn comparisons with the Larry Nassar abuse case at Michigan State University.

Dr. Richard Strauss was a professor and physician at Ohio State from 1978 to 1998 who killed himself in California in 2005 at age 67. Ohio State announced earlier this year that it would be investigating Strauss for claims that he abused wrestlers and other athletes at the school during his tenure.

Ohio State has said more than 100 former students have shared firsthand accounts of Strauss acting inappropriately.

Nassar will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty in separate cases to child pornography charges and sexual abuse of female gymnasts.

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AP reporter Kantele Franko contributed to this report.

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