Ohio State sex abuse task force includes experts, no victims

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The members of Ohio State’s new task force to help address sexual misconduct on college campuses include experts, such as the man who leads the clearinghouse for reports of sex abuse in Olympic sports, but no abuse survivors.

The university announced plans for the panel four months ago, shortly after an investigation concluded former team doctor Richard Strauss sexually abused young men for nearly two decades while school officials who heard concerns didn’t stop him.

Ohio State says the task force will help it and other campuses learn from those findings and prevent abuse. It says survivors will be part of that process.

A few of the 300-plus men alleging misconduct by Strauss have questioned whether the panel’s creation is meaningful action or a public-relations maneuver.

Strauss died in 2005.

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