Ohio State Investigators Probing Dr. Strauss Zero in on ‘Sexually Exploitative’ Training Facility

More than a dozen former Ohio State wrestlers had previously told NBC News that voyeurs regularly showed up at Larkins Hall, their training facility, to watch them shower

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Investigators probing allegations that Ohio State University's former wrestling team doctor sexually abused athletes are now looking into reports that the facility where the athletes trained was a "sexually exploitative atmosphere," NBC News reported Thursday, citing the law firm overseeing the inquiry.

The firm also reported that the number of former Ohio State students who have said they were molested by Dr. Richard Strauss has now climbed to 145, Kathleen Trafford, an attorney for the law firm Porter Wright, wrote in a letter to top officials at Ohio State.

More than a dozen former Ohio State wrestlers had previously told NBC News that voyeurs regularly showed up at Larkins Hall, their training facility, to watch them shower and that Strauss often showered with the team.

Trafford said that the investigators are now looking into those allegations.

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