Ohio State senior cornerback Amir Riep and redshirt senior linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint were charged with rape and kidnapping by Columbus Police on Tuesday.
Both men were arrested and booked into the Franklin County Jail early Wednesday morning. The charges are first-degree felonies, and their arraignments are scheduled for Thursday morning.
Ohio State has suspended the two players indefinitely from all football team activities.
“We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged,” an Ohio State spokesperson said in a statement. “They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. We will share more information when available.”
(Warning: The following description is graphic in nature and may be upsetting for some readers.)
At approximately 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 4, the two Ohio State players “forced vaginal intercourse with another ... by purposely compelling said victim to submit by force,” according to a complaint filed on Tuesday by the alleged victim against Riep and Wint.
Riep, according to the complaint, “held the victim in place, restraining the liberty of another,” and pushed the victim “down by the neck then held her in place with his hands and body, with the purpose to engage in sexual activity with and against the will of said victim.”
Wint, according to the complaint, physically held the victim “by the face” and prevented the victim from “getting away or getting his penis out of her mouth, with the purpose to engage in sexual activity with and against the will of said victim.”
The victim began to have consensual sex with Riep before she stopped and moved away from him, telling him that she “did not want to continue,” per the summary statement of facts in a Franklin County Municipal Court affidavit in support of probable cause. Wint then entered the room, and Riep asked if he could join before forcing her to have non-consensual sex, per the affidavit. Riep then held her in place while Wint forced oral sex on the victim, according to the summary statement of facts.
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.
Wint has been a member of the Ohio State football team since 2016, while Riep has been on the team since 2017. Both players have one remaining season of collegiate eligibility.