Fourth Ohio State Wrestler Says Rep. Jim Jordan Failed to Stop Sexual Abuse

HeadlineJul 06, 2018
H14 jim jordan failed to stop sexual abuse

Back in the United States, a former wrestler at Ohio State University said Thursday that Ohio Republican Congressmember Jim Jordan knew that a team doctor was sexually abusing young men in the 1990s, but failed to intervene to stop the abuses. The wrestler, Shawn Dailey, told NBC that former team doctor Richard Strauss groped him “half a dozen times” and that Jordan, who was then serving as an assistant coach on the wrestling team, “must have known” about the molestation. The accusation followed similar charges made by three other former Ohio State wrestlers. Congressmember Jordan, who’s been floated as a possible replacement for retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, has denied any knowledge of the abuses. On Thursday, President Trump rushed to his defense, tweeting that Jordan is “one of the most outstanding people I know.”

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