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2 of the State of Ohio, ex-officials say they knew of no abuse by doc

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two former top administrators say that they were not aware of allegations of sexual abuse by an Ohio State University doctor when she worked there in the 1990s.

Former Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee and former vice-president of human resources Linda Tom tell The Columbus Dispatch they do not know received complaints about the now deceased doctor, Richard Strauss.

He worked there for two decades as a member of the faculty and medical staff and a team of doctor, before retiring in 1998. Ohio State says that the allegations of sexual misconduct by Strauss have been raised by the former athletes from 14 sports, and other people, because such allegations were first raised months ago.

An independent investigation is underway about the progress and about the question of whether the university knew of the concerns about Strauss.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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