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2 Ohio State football players charged with kidnapping and rape, arrest warrants issued

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Nathan Baird
Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint were charged with rape and kidnapping Tuesday in Franklin County Municipal Court.

Arrest warrants were issued for both defensive backs. Riep and Wint were both charged with rape by threat of force and kidnapping for the purposes of engaging in sexual activity. Both charges are first-degree felonies.

Eleven Warriors first reported the filing of the charges.

An Ohio State University spokesperson provided the following statement to Cleveland.com:

“We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged. They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. We will share more information when available.”

Per the affidavit of probable cause cited by both Eleven Warriors and the Columbus Dispatch, the alleged victim and Riep began having consensual sex at the residence he and Wint share on Feb. 4. After the woman stopped, moved away and said she did not want to continue, Wint entered the room and raped her. Riep then held the woman down while Wint forced oral sex on her, per the summary statement of facts filed in both reports.

Per those reports, Riep instructed the victim to say the sex was consensual on a video recording, then drove her to her residence.

Court records indicate the incident took place at the residence shared by both players.

According to court records, civil protection orders were filed against both Riep and Wint on Tuesday.

Riep is a junior from Cincinnati. He played in 13 games last season, recording 20 tackles and a pair of interceptions. He started the game at Michigan and was expected to contend for a starting position in 2020.

Wint is a junior from Brooklyn, New York. He played in 13 games, recording nine tackles.

This report will be updated.

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