Ohio State's Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint face rape and kidnapping charges


Ohio State players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint are no longer on the Ohio State football team per a release from head coach Ryan Day late Wednesday.

These photos provided by the Franklin County Ohio Sheriff show Jahsen Wint (left) and Amir I. Reip (right).

"We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged", the spokesperson said in a statement.

It isn't yet clear if Riep and Wint have attorneys or when they are due in court.

According to a Columbus Police Department affidavit of probable cause, a woman said she began having consensual sex with Riep at the apartment he shared with Wint on February 4. "We will share more information when available", university media relations director Benjamin Johnson said in a statement to NPR.

Report: Multiple Ohio State football players charged with rape, kidnapping
2 Ohio State football players charged with rape, kidnapping

Riep, court documents revealed, is accused of holding the alleged victim "down by the neck" and using his hands and body to keep her from moving.

For OSU, Riep appeared in 12 games past year during his sophomore season, recording tackles against Minnesota, Rutgers and Nebraska, the website states.

Wint, according to the complaint, physically held the victim "by the face" and prevented the victim from "getting away or getting his penis out of her mouth, with the goal to engage in sexual activity with and against the will of said victim". That's when investigators say Wint entered the room and forced "oral penetration" on the woman while Riep "vaginally penetrated her". Riep allegedly told the woman she needed to give her name and say on video that it was consensual.

Wint, who played safety, is from Brooklyn, New York, and is majoring in human development and family science.

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