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2 former Ohio football players arraigned over rape allegations

Two recently dismissed Ohio State football players,former defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint both 21,were arraigned Thursday, accused of raping and kidnapping a woman at their apartment complex after being arrested on Wednesday. Wint has been a member of the Ohio State football team since 2016, while Riep has been on the team since 2017.

According to court documents, the alleged incident happened on February 4 about 9:45 p.m. Ripe and the alleged victim were having consensual sex when she asked to stop, an affidavit shows.

Wint entered the room and Riep asked if he could join. Riep grabbed her by the neck, held her down and raped her then restrained her while Wint forced her to have oral sex. Riep then made the victim record a video saying it was consensual. She was later told to shower and Riep drove her home.

 

According to Wint’s attorney, Samuel Shamansky, he has been wrongfully accused. “He’s had zero contact with the criminal justice system. He is an outstanding student and athlete. He is respectful and law-abiding,” Shamansky said. “He’s cooperated completely with law enforcement and has nothing to hide. These false charges are outrageous, and he is eager to clear his name in a court of law.”

An attorney for Riep, Karl Schneider, asked the court Thursday for a low bond, noting that Riep turned himself in to authorities.

“I’ve known his family and Amir for almost two years now, and I can assure you he will report for further proceedings,” Schneider said.

Riep’s bond was set at $100,000. He was also ordered to avoid contact with his accuser and his co-defendant.On the other hand Wint’s  bond was set at $75,000. He was also ordered to avoid contact with his accuser and his co-defendant, Riep.

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