Judge Says OSU 'Failed' Abuse Victims But Suits Are Too Late

By Max Jaeger (September 23, 2021, 6:47 PM EDT) -- Ohio State University and the legal system "failed" hundreds of students who suffered "unspeakable sexual abuse" at the hands of a school doctor, a federal judge said Wednesday, even as he dismissed four Title IX suits on the grounds they were filed too late.

In a decision that spells certain doom for at least two other related cases, U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson said he was powerless to help named and unnamed former OSU students who claim the school looked the other way as university Dr. Richard Strauss molested them from the late 1970s to the late 1990s.

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