Two Ohio State football players have reportedly been charged with rape and kidnapping by Franklin County Municipal Court on Tuesday. Warrants have been issued for their arrests.
Eleven Warriors first reported on Tuesday evening that Ohio State senior cornerback Amir Riep and redshirt senior linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint have been charged with first-degree rape and kidnapping.
The two Ohio State football players allegedly “forced vaginal intercourse with (the victim) … by purposely compelling said victim to submit by force” at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 4.
Eleven Warriors had more details on the troubling allegations:
The victim began to have consensual sex with Riep before she stopped and moved away from him, telling him that she “did not want to continue,” per the summary statement of facts in a Franklin County Municipal Court affidavit in support of probable cause. Wint then entered the room, and Riep asked if he could join before forcing her to have non-consensual sex, per the affidavit. Riep then held her in place while Wint forced oral sex on the victim, according to the summary statement of facts.
Riep is alleged to have filmed the victim following the act, telling her to give her name and say the act was consensual, before being driven home.
An Ohio State spokesman has since released a statement:
“We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged. They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. We will share more information when available.”
Some breaking news tonight: Ohio State football players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint were charged with rape and kidnapping on Tuesday.https://t.co/n6GiOg7Nrg
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) February 12, 2020
Riep, a Cincinnati native, was a member of Ohio State’s 2017 recruiting class. Wint, a Brooklyn native, was part of Ohio State’s 2016 class.
You can read Eleven Warriors’ full report here.