Earlier this week, former Ohio State players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint appeared in court for a bail hearing on charges of rape. At the time, the exact charges that the prosecution will be presenting against them wasn’t known.
But now the grand jury has come out with the formal indictment against the two former football stars. According to WSYX, the Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted Riep and Wint on three charges each.
They include two felony counts of rape and one felony count of kidnapping. Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated that if convicted, the two men face up to 33 years in prison. They would also have to register as sex offenders.
Riep and Wint were both kicked off the program shortly after the allegations were made public.
BREAKING: The Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted both Amir Riep, age 21, and Jahsen Wint, age 21, for two felony counts of Rape, and one felony count of Kidnapping, for a total of three counts each, according to prosecutors. https://t.co/c668OS5UMS
— WSYX ABC 6 (@wsyx6) February 21, 2020
The two men are accused of forcibly having sex with the woman, and of holding her in place while they did it. It’s also alleged that they forced her to say that the encounter was consensual on video.
The victim quickly reported the incident to the police.
Riep and Wint have since pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Columbus Dispatch reported that bail was set at $100,000 for Riep and $75,000 for Wint.
We’ll keep you updated with all important details as this case continues to unfold.