FILE –This Oct. 22, 2015 file photo shows U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill. Two men who were wrestlers at Ohio State University in the 1990s say Jordan isn't being truthful when he says he wasn't aware of allegations team doctor Richard Strauss was groping male wrestlers, NBC reported Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Male athletes from 14 sports at Ohio State have reported alleged sexual misconduct by Strauss, whose 2005 death at the age of 67 was ruled a suicide. Jordan's spokesman says in a statement the congressman never saw or heard about any abuse or had any abuse reported when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Investigators' emails to US Rep. Jordan went to bad address

July 05, 2018 - 6:22 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The office of a congressman says newly released records show attempts to schedule an interview with him as part of an Ohio State sex abuse investigation were sent to a non-existent email address.

U.S. Rep Jim Jordan's spokesman said Thursday the Republican is working with investigators to set up a meeting.

The glitch appears to clear up seemingly contradictory statements by Jordan's office and Porter Wright, the law firm leading Ohio State's investigation into Dr. Richard Strauss. Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach at the time Strauss is alleged to have groped male athletes.

An investigative team from Seattle-based Perkins Coie (coo-ey) emailed Jordan directly — but inaccurately — in May. Porter Wright says they followed up with a call in June that Jordan's office says it never received.

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