Ex-Ohio State football players plead not guilty to felony rape, kidnapping charges
Former Ohio State football players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint have entered not guilty pleas to felony rape and kidnapping charges. They both appeared in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on Friday.
Both Riep and Wint posted security bonds, according to a report from Cleveland.com: Riep’s was $100,000 and Wint’s was $75,000.
Riep and Wint are being charged on two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping. Both could face up to 33 years in prison and registration as sex offenders if convicted on the three charges. All three charges are felonies.
According to a report from Eleven Warriors last month, the victim began engaged in consensual sex with Riep but said she did not want to continue and moved away from him. Wint then entered the room and Riep restrained the victim while Wint forced oral sex on her.
Riep then reportedly forced the victim to state that the actions were consensual while he recorded her before driving the victim to her residence.
Both Riep and Wint were initially suspended by Ohio State’s football team before head coach Ryan Day dismissed both players from the program.