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Ex-Ohio State football players charged with rape, kidnapping

A grand jury on Friday indicted two former Ohio State football players on charges of rape and kidnapping after authorities said they held a woman against her will and raped her earlier this month.

Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint were kicked off the team last week after their Feb. 12 arrest. The indictment was announced by Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien, who said each man faces 33 years in prison and registration as a sex offender if convicted.

Both previously pleaded not guilty to preliminary charges. Their next hearing is March 6. Messages were left for their attorneys seeking comment.

Former Ohio State Buckeyes football player Amir Riep consults with his attorney, Karl Schneider, right, during his arraignment on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio. Riep, who was dismissed from the team on Feb. 12, 2020 ,along with teammate and co-defendant Jahsen Wint, are charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman on Feb. 4, 2020 at an apartment the two men share. (Joshua A. BickelThe Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Sam Shamansky, representing Wint, last week declared his client was innocent.

The woman told police that on Feb. 4 she started having consensual sex with Riep before Wint came into the room and both forced her into sex.

After several minutes, they stopped and Riep told the woman that she needed to say what happened was “consensual on a video recording while laughing at her," according to police. Riep then told the woman she needed to shower before he drove her back to her home.

These photos provided by the Franklin County Ohio Sheriff show Jahsen Wint, left, and Amir I. Reip, right. Police say two Ohio State University football players have been charged with rape and kidnapping. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 21-year-old defensive players Amir I. Riep and Jahsen L. Wint were booked into jail early Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Franklin County Ohio Sheriff via AP)

Officials said in court that police have the video recording.

Former Ohio State Buckeyes football player Amir Riep signs paperwork with the assistance of his attorney, Karl Schneider, right, during his arraignment on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio. Riep, who was dismissed from the team on Feb. 12, 2020 ,along with teammate and co-defendant Jahsen Wint, are charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman on Feb. 4, 2020 at an apartment the two men share. (Joshua A. BickelThe Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Former Ohio State Buckeyes football player Amir Riep listens during his arraignment on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio. Riep, who was dismissed from the team on Feb. 12, 2020 ,along with teammate and co-defendant Jahsen Wint, are charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman on Feb. 4, 2020 at an apartment the two men share. (Joshua A. BickelThe Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Former Ohio State football player Jahsen Wint listens as his attorney Sam Shamansky, right, speaks during his arraignment on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio. Wint, who was dismissed from the team on Feb. 12, 2020, along with teammate and co-defendant Amir Riep, are charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman on Feb. 4, 2020 at an apartment the two men share. (Joshua A. BickelThe Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Attorney Sam Shamansky, center, addresses the court on behalf of his client former Ohio State football player Jahsen Wint, left, during his arraignment on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio. Wint, who was dismissed from the team on Feb. 12, 2020, along with teammate and co-defendant Amir Riep, are charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman on Feb. 4, 2020 at an apartment the two men share. (Joshua A. BickelThe Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Attorney Sam Shamansky, right, helps former Ohio State Buckeyes football player Jahsen Wint as he fills out paperwork during his arraignment on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio. Wint, who was dismissed from the team on Feb. 12, 2020, along with teammate and co-defendant Amir Riep, are charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman on Feb. 4, 2020 at an apartment the two men share. (Joshua A. BickelThe Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Former Ohio State football player Jahsen Wint listens during his arraignment on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio. Wint, who was dismissed from the team on Feb. 12, 2020, along with teammate and co-defendant Amir Riep, are charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman on Feb. 4, 2020 at an apartment the two men share. (Joshua A. BickelThe Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Former Ohio State Buckeyes football player Amir Riep, left, listens as his counsel, Karl Schneider, center, speaks during his arraignment on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio. Riep, who was dismissed from the team on Feb. 12, 2020 ,along with teammate and co-defendant Jahsen Wint, are charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman on Feb. 4, 2020 at an apartment the two men share. (Joshua A. BickelThe Columbus Dispatch via AP)