Pelosi: Repub­li­can Jor­dan should have known about wrestler sex abuse at Ohio

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A Repub­li­can con­gress­man from Ohio “should have known” about al­le­ga­tions that col­lege wrestlers he coached two decades ago were abused by their team doc­tor, the House’s top Demo­crat said Thurs­day.

House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi told re­porters that Rep. Jim Jor­dan should co­op­er­ate with in­ves­ti­ga­tors “rather than deny and dis­miss” ac­cu­sa­tions that he was aware of the prob­lem.

Mr. Jor­dan, a lead­ing House con­ser­va­tive, was as­sis­tant wrestling coach at Ohio State Univer­sity from 1987 to 1995. Some wrestlers from that pe­riod have ac­cused the doc­tor, Richard Strauss, of in­ap­pro­pri­ately touch­ing them dur­ing med­i­cal ex­ams and other in­ci­dents, and some of them have said Mr. Jor­dan knew about it at the time.

Mr. Jor­dan has de­nied knowl­edge of the prob­lem, and other wrestlers have de­fended him.

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