A Franklin County judge has set bond and issued a no contact order for ex-Ohio State football players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, who were recently arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping. The arraignment hearing for the two was held Thursday morning.
John Futty and Bethany Bruner of the Columbus Dispatch reported that Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Cynthia Ebner set bond at $100,000 for Riep and $75,000 for Wint. The two are not to have contact with one another, nor the victim, according to the report.
Ebner also requested that neither make any comments on social media regarding the victim.
From the Columbus Dispatch:
The woman and Riep had begun to engage in a consensual sexual encounter but she stopped, moved away and said she did not want to continue.
Wint then entered the room and asked if he could join. An affidavit filed by police accused Wint of grabbing the woman by the neck, forcing her on her hands and knees and raping her. Riep then held her in place by the hips and with his body, while Wint forced her to perform oral sex, police said. The woman pushed Wint away, but he forced her again to have oral sex, the affidavit states.
After the incident, Riep told the woman that she needed to say it was consensual in a video recording.
Riep then recorded her asking if he wanted her face on the video, since she was crying. “And he told her ‘no, just say it was consensual’ on video recording while laughing at her,” the affidavit said.
The woman, 19, reported the incident to police less than three hours after it occurred. According to the report, the video recording of the victim has been obtained by police.
Both players were initially suspended by Ohio State following the arrests, but head coach Ryan Day dismissed Riep and Wint from the team on Wednesday. He released a statement on the situation.
“I have dismissed Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint from our football program,” Day said in a statement. “I am not making any statement on the criminal charges, but it is clear they did not live up to our standards and my expectations. The athletics department will make sure they both continue to have access to the health and well-being resources available to students and student-athletes. Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, I will not be commenting further.”
Riep and Wint were both rising seniors at Ohio State.