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Ray Gricar: Missing DA back in the news

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Ray Gricar, was a Centre County District Attorney in Pennsylvania and disappeared in April of 2005, and declared dead in July, 2011, is back in the news after his name resurfaced because he did not prosecute Jerry Sandusky back in 1998.

13 years later, Sandusky has been indicted for 40 counts of sex crimes against boys.  The Grand Jury report sites 8 victims from 1994 to 2009.   If you read the indictment, which I don’t think you should if you are easily upset, you can’t help but wonder why it took 13 years for Sandusky to be indicted.  The grand jury report says it all.

Sandusky is charged with multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor, as well as single counts of aggravated indecent assault and attempted indecent assault, etc., etc., and some of the kids were not even teens, yet and one of the coaches AND a janitor actually saw the act.  But, I digress.

Penn State is being accused of covering-up Sandusky’s actions, and they are also wondering if Gricar received some kind of payoff for not following through on the prosecution in 1998. 

According to Gricar’s 1998 report, he did not prosecute Sandusky at the time because he decided that the claims were “unfounded.”

Since Ray Gricar has been declared dead and he may never be found, the  point of whether he should have prosecuted Sandasky in 1998, will always be moot.

But, what can be argued is, why didn’t more people come forward in 1998.  Was it because there was no one to come forward or because they were told to keep quiet?

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