Of the many questions in the sickening Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case that has shaken Happy Valley, here’s one that will never be answered: Why didn’t former district attorney Ray Gricar prosecute Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky in 1998 when two kids reported he washed them in the shower?
Gricar disappeared April 15, 2005, after taking a day off work to drive to Lewisburg. His disappearance has been the subject of a lot of speculation.
His laptop hard drive, which was found dumped in the Susquehanna River near where his car was parked in Lewisburg, was too badly damaged by water to be read.
Mysterious enough for you? Wait, it gets more puzzling.
A member of law enforcement who was in the room with Gricar when police presented him with the 1998 allegations against Sandusky said Gricar led the investigation.
He tried to get information by having officers hide in the home of one of the victims as the mother confronted Sandusky.
But that source said he isn’t sure how Gricar came to his final decision not to prosecute the case.
Feel free to speculate as to why Gricar didn’t prosecute the scumbag, even though “Sandusky admitted to showering naked with the victim and admitted it was wrong.” Interestingly, Sandusky retired after the 1999 season. (Form your own conclusions.) Four years after Gricar’s poor decision, Penn State officials neglected to report to police that an eyewitness saw Sandusky allegedly anally-raping a young boy in the showers on the Penn State campus. [Patriot News]
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