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Former Buckeyes Amir Riep, Jahsen Wint Indicted for Rape, Kidnapping

Ohio State football players Amir Riep Jahsen Wint Mugshots

A Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted former Ohio State football players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint for two felony counts each of rape and one felony count each of kidnapping.

The indictment stems from an incident that occurred February 4, where according to the indictment, both Riep and Wint restrained the victim and forced her into vaginal and oral sex.

The charges carry with them a maximum consecutive term of 33 years in prison and registration as sex offenders.

Riep and Wint were charged one week after the incident and were immediately suspended from the Ohio State football team. One day later, both players were dismissed from the program by Buckeye head coach Ryan Day.

“I have dismissed Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint from our football program. I am not making any statement on the criminal charges, but it is clear they did not live up to our standards and my expectations.

“The athletics department will make sure they both continue to have access to the health and well-being resources available to students and student-athletes. Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, I will not be commenting further.”

At their arraignment last week, bond for Riep was set at $100,000 and bond for Wint was set at $75,000. They were ordered to refrain from saying anything about the alleged victim on social media.

According to the initial complaint, the incident began with consensual sex between the victim and Riep. The alleged victim told Riep that she “did not want to continue” to engage in the activity per the complaint and then Wint entered the room and the two of them forced non-consensual sex and oral sex on the victim.

According to the report, Riep then drove the victim home, but only after he recorded her on video, telling her to say the incident was consensual.

9 Responses

  1. So there seems to be an admission of some consensual sex here… hmmm. Could it be Amir tried to share the girl with Wint and she got offended and that made her feel like shit and she got mad and vindictive? Or could they be monsters that forced themselves on her without her knowing what was coming? As a practicing attorney I have seen/heard both scenarios play out.

    We should wait until this matter is adjudicated in a Court of Law to form any conclusions. If the guys did it, they should be punished. If it’s a false accusation, that should be punished as well.

  2. Gerd, could you please explain. In conjunction with the article “Big Change on the Way for Chris Olave’ (now moved to Stories page 2), several unflattering comments were made about the content of the article. The comment author s strongly advocated that old news, the Riep/Wint allegations, was the BIG OSU news story. Both you and Tom entered lengthy, compelling replies (now removed) to his assertion for more on that subject, stating all released information about the ex-student’s alleged charges had been reported, and there would be no new news until the trial took place. Yet, today the front page headline reads, “The Latest – Amir Reip, Jason Wint Indicted for Rape”. I missed the new news in this old news article. Please advise what I’m missing. Thank you.

    1. The indictment handed down today would be the “new” news in this instance. Previous news was that they had been arrested for the alleged offenses and that OSU saw enough in those allegations to remove the pair from the football team. Today the indictment. New. Can’t be an old article when the indictment took place today.

      1. I think his point was, the indictment was a foregone conclusion once they got arrested/charged. For all practical intents and purposes an indictment is a mere formality in our criminal justice system. It’s not really news if you have an iota of understanding as to how criminal procedure works. By that same token, knowing most dont understand crim pro I can see why one might think its “new news”.

        1. Pregame isn’t actually the game but the sports networks still show us the pregame.

          1. Also seem to recall Zach Smith’s garbage personal life never making it past indictment.

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