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Two Ohio State Football Players Accused of Rape, Kidnapping

February 12, 2020

Two Ohio State University football players have been accused of rape and kidnaping, Amir Riep, 21, and Jahsen Wint, 21, are charged with rape with the threat of force, and kidnapping with engaging in sexual activity, both in the first degree. Warrants were issued for the two on Tuesday. Ohio State University announced late Tuesday night that the players were suspended.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by ElevenWarriors.com, Riep and Wint “forced vaginal intercourse” during an alleged incident on Feb. 4. The complaint states both men held down the woman against her will “with the purpose to engage in sexual activity,” Eleven Warriors reports.

“We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged, Ohio State spokesman Ben Johnson said in a statement to the Associated Press. “They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. We will share more information when available.”

Riep is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback entering his senior season while Wint is a 6-foot, 198-pound redshirt senior safety, according to court documents and the Ohio State Buckeyes website.

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