Restore the rights of Ohio State
sexual abuse victims

Victims of sexual abuse, especially abuse perpetrated by a person in a position of authority, should not be barred from pursuing justice on a legal technicality.  Around the country, state legislatures have undertaken efforts to reform statutes of limitations particularly in cases of sexual abuse.  An academic institution that has enabled the abuse of its students by failure to investigate or take action claims of sexual abuse should be held accountable for facilitating such abuse and betraying the trust of those under its purview.

Now is the time to call upon your State Senator and Representative in the Ohio General Assembly.  Demand our elected officials do the right thing and take action to pursue a window for survivors of Richard Strauss’s sexual abuse who are currently barred by the state statute of limitations from filing suit against those responsible for enabling decades of misconduct.

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Help these victims obtain the justice they deserve by filling out the below form and submitting a letter to your legislators.

Write to Legislators
Dear Members of the Ohio General Assembly,

I’m writing today in support of HB 249. The statute of limitations needs to be changed in order to help Dr. Richard Strauss’s Ohio State victims.

Most of Strauss’s victims were teenagers whose parents entrusted their futures to Ohio State.

But the University failed these young men by repeatedly ignoring complaints that Strauss was a sexual predator who was abusing students.

Two independent investigations have revealed decades of institutional betrayal by the University. It’s abundantly clear that the University won’t voluntarily right this wrong, so I encourage you and other Legislators to enact and support legislation to support HB 249 and amend the statute of limitations for Dr. Strauss abuse victims.

It is the moral obligation of all Ohioans to make sure sexual abuse victims have the right to pursue justice and hold our institutions accountable.