Ray Gricar disappeared in 2005. Gricar’s car and laptop were found along the Susquehanna River, but police have yet to find the former district attorney.
In 1998, Gricar made the decision not to file charges against Sandusky after a mother told university police Sandusky had inappropriate contact with her 11-year-old son.
Police tried to access Gricar's computer, but the hard drive was destroyed by the water. Last summer, Gricar was declared deceased by the courts. He had never explained his decision not to prosecute Sandusky.
Right, and in 2005, he would have been around 18 yrs. old.
No. This article is about a boy who was 11 in 1998.
In the article you posted in the OP, it said 8 victims. According to this one, another has recently came forward. I am not familiar with the source, but maybe you are.
I don't know when the statute of limitations ends in PA.
A ninth victim has come forward in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. As the list grows, some are wondering if there will be any limitations on the time in which the alleged abuse happened that will make it difficult to prosecute the crimes.
It looks like the law in Pennsylvania won't pose any problems when it comes to prosecuting these crimes, even though some of them happened at least a decade ago.
In 2007, the law was changed, basically stating that crimes that were within the statute of limitations at that time could still be reported until someone's fiftieth birthday.
No problem. I was just trying to look at that, as if I was that 11 yr. old victim. Depending on exactly what happened, it could be very difficult to shake off the memory. Several years later, older, bigger....... Well, actually this old saying could be appropriate for the situation:
I see what you meant now. Sorry about not getting you the first time.
That was part of the reason that the article seemed odd to me. It seems that they mentioned the disappearance of that DA, only because of the current ongoing case, but why now?
It's true that many prosecutors have lots of enemies, but I'm still surprised that this case was allowed to grow cold.
but why? Shouldn't there be a reason for the courts to officially claim deceased?
Last summer, Gricar was declared deceased by the courts.
I've only been in that state twice. Just traveling through (both ways). One thing I remember was that there did seem to be quite a bit of somewhat remote wilderness, which could be beneficial for certain things.....
PA is an interesting place......I wouldn't put it past certain people to take the law into their own hands.
Under Pennsylvania law, a missing person can be presumed dead after seven years of unexplained absence. A judge can declare the missing person dead before seven years if presented with sufficient facts and circumstances.
Gricar disappeared on April 15, 2005, about [color=BFE3DF]nine months before he was to retire as the central Pennsylvania county's top prosecutor. [color=BFE3DF]He had taken a day off from work and had told his girlfriend that he was going for a drive. His car later was found abandoned.
Ray Gricar's car was found at an antiques market in Lewisburg, near the Susquehanna River, 45 miles from the Centre County seat in Bellefonte. His [color=BFE3DF]laptop was found in the river without its hard drive and was fished out of the river in October 2005.
In the days after Gricar's disappearance, his girlfriend told police [color=BFE3DF]he had discussed buying a program to clean the county-issue hard drive of private information before returning it.