FORMER OSU MARCHING BAND DRUM-MAJOR INSTRUCTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO SEXUAL BATTERY INVOLVING STUDENT
Posted on 5/16/2016
Defendant: Christopher Stewart Kitchen
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This former OSU band instructor will be required to register as a sex offender every 90 days for the rest of his life in connection to this case”. Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that Christopher Stewart Kitchen, age 29, plead guilty to one count of Sexual Battery (F-3) in connection to the sexual assault of a 19 year old Ohio State University student that occurred on April 16, 2015. It is alleged that the defendant, who was an Ohio State University School of Music staff member, invited the victim to have drinks with him, and then raped her after they went back to his house located at 2469 Indiana Avenue in the University District. The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation and sentencing in the case is set for June 29th, 2016. “Kitchen faces a maximum sentence of five years incarceration”, O’Brien stated.