Ohio State president seeks info about alleged misconduct

5/22/2018 7:12:29 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The president of Ohio State University has asked alumni for help involving reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a former university doctor.

At issue are allegations against Richard Strauss, who died in 2005. The university says it has received reports about alleged misconduct by male student-athletes in eight sports.

President Michael Drake on Monday sent an email request to alumni who attended Ohio State from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, asking they bring forward any information they have related to the allegations.

Drake asked people to contact a Seattle-based law firm hired by Ohio State to conduct an independent investigation.

The matter has also been referred to Columbus police and the Franklin County Prosecutor"s Office for a potential criminal investigation.