Former Ohio State Football Players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint Indicted on Two Counts of Rape, One Count of Kidnapping, Face Up to 33 Years in Prison if Convicted

By Dan Hope on February 21, 2020 at 2:09 pm
Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint

Former Ohio State players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint were indicted Friday by a grand jury on two felony counts of rape and one felony count of kidnapping. They face up to a maximum of 33 years in prison if they are convicted on all counts.

Both men would also be required to register as sex offenders if they are convicted, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said in a statement.

Riep and Wint are scheduled to be arraigned in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on March 6.

Wint and Riep were charged with rape and kidnapping and arrested by Columbus Police on February 11, and were dismissed from the Ohio State football team the following day. Both players posted bond – with Riep's set at $100,000 and Wint's set at $75,000 – following their arraignment on February 13. Per the terms of their bond, both Riep and Wint have been ordered to stay away from each other and the alleged victim, are prohibited from any social media communication to or about the victim and must not commit any violent acts.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on February 4 at an apartment where both Riep and Wint lived. According to a press release from the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office, “the victim visited the defendants' apartment and watched a movie. Later in the evening, the indictment charges that the victim was restrained by both defendants and forced to have non-consensual vaginal and oral sex.”

Attorneys for both Wint and Riep have said that they intend to plead not guilty.

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