FORMER OSU MARCHING BAND DRUM-MAJOR INSTRUCTOR SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON IN CONNECTION TO SEXUAL ASSAULT INVOLVING STUDENT
Posted on 6/29/2016
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 that Christopher Stewart Kitchen, age 29, was sentenced to three years in prison today after previously pleading 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, lured the victim to a meeting with him at a bar, with the promises of setting up practices over the summer in preparation for drum major try outs. He then sexually assaulted her after they went back to his house located at 2469 Indiana Avenue in the University District.