There are now 145 former Ohio State University students who have come forward to accuse late sports physician Richard Strauss of sexual abuse.
The Porter Wright law firm revealed that total in a letter that was read Thursday at a trustees meeting by the university’s provost, Bruce McPheron.
Ohio State announced earlier this year that it was enlisting a law firm, Perkins Coie, to carry out an investigation after the emergence of allegations against Strauss, who held multiple medical roles at the school between 1978 and 1998, including team doctor.
The allegations against Strauss include claims he fondled students, pleasured himself and attempted to masturbate patients, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
Ohio State has been accused by former students of not dealing with the sex terrorist after receiving complaints about him. Some ex-students claim officials at the university didn’t do anything despite being aware of Strauss’ alleged abuse.
Strauss died in a suicide in 2005.
The allegations against the monster range from 1979 to 1997. At least 16 different sports programs have had at least one male former member come forward with an allegation against Strauss. Other allegations stem from his time working for the OSU student health center, as well as his office away from the school.
Perkins Coie believes it could be done gathering information for the probe sometime this fall, according to Columbus-based radio station WOSU.
Earlier this year, former Michigan State University physician and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years after he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault of minors.