UPDATE: 2 former Ohio State football players indicted on rape, kidnapping charges

Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 9:14 AM EST
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UPDATE: 2/22/20

A grand jury has indicted two former Ohio State football players on charges of rape and kidnapping.

Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint were both kicked off the team after their arrest earlier this month.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien on Friday announced the grand jury indictment.

O'brien said the men face 33 years in prison if convicted and registration as sex offenders.

Both players pleaded not guilty to preliminary charges after their Feb. 12 arrest on charges of holding a woman against her will and raping her.

Messages were left for their attorneys seeking comment. An attorney representing Wint has said his client is innocent.


Police say two Ohio State University football players have been charged with rape and kidnapping.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that 22-year-old defensive players Amir I. Riep and Jahsen L. Wint were booked into jail early Wednesday.

There was no word on whether the men had attorneys.

The woman says she was hanging out with Riep on Feb. 4 when they began to engage in consensual sex.

The woman says she told Riep she didn't want to continue. She says Wint entered the room and asked if he could join. Police say “Wint” told the woman she needed to say what happened was ``consensual on a video.``

In a statement, Ohio State says it's aware of the arrests and has suspended Riep and Wint from all activities involving the football program.

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