Ohio State football players arrested on rape and kidnapping charges

Tanya Simon
February 12, 2020

Two Ohio State University football players were arrested and charged in connection with the rape of a woman in the Columbus area, court documents show.

Cornerback Amir Riep and safety Jahsen Wint, both 21, are charged with rape with the threat of force and kidnapping with engaging in sexual activity stemming from an incident on February 4.

An Ohio State spokesman confirmed that they are aware of the charges and arrests, and said that the two have been suspended from all team activities.

The statement read in part, "They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program".

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Riep and Wint both were charged Tuesday in Franklin County Municipal Court in Ohio.

Jahsen Wint and Amir Riep, both 21, are facing two felony counts of rape and kidnapping. The victim told police that Jahsen Wint entered the room and Riep asked the victim if Wint could join. Riep held the woman down with his body while Wint forced oral sex, the affidavit stated. Wint allegedly grabbed the woman by her neck and raped her, she said in the affidavit. "Riep is majoring in sport industry", the website reads. "We will share more information when available".

According to the affidavit, Riep filmed the victim and told her to give her name and say the incident was consensual before driving her back to her residence.

Following the alleged assault, police said that Riep recorded the woman who tearfully asked if he wanted her face on the video to which "he told her no, just say it was consensual". Wint is a senior safety from Brooklyn, New York, has appeared in 35 games.

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