NBC Philadelphia asks: “Why didn’t Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar prosecute Jerry Sandusky the first time he was accused in 1998? We may never know, as Gricar disappeared in 2005….” What is significant about the article is that the report tip toes around the elephant in the middle of the living room although it lacks the investigation and the guts to ask the obvious question: “What did AG Tom Corbett know in 2005 and what did he do about it?”
The article continues “It is strange that Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar never prosecuted Jerry Sandusky on child-rape charges 13 years ago, some speculate, because Gricar was known for being fiercely independent and hard on crime.
“But it is even stranger that we cannot ask Gricar why Sandusky was not put behind bars, because the tough-as-nails district attorney disappeared in 2005. And though he was declared dead July of this year, his body has never been found…”
The New York Times published this information three days ago. What is significant is the others are now tip toeing around posing the obvious questions.
With rumors going around State College and with information about Sandusky already on hand, the district attorney wasn’t aware of what was taking place? With such scandalous and potentially damaging case to Penn State’s vaunted reputation, he wasn’t discussing it with Attorney General Tom Corbett and urging that the attorney general’s office take over the case?
When will the national media ask the obvious questions of Governor Corbett and demand to see State records of conversations between Gricar and the Corbett?
And if Corbett knew about what was going on, isn’t he far more culpable than Joe Paterno?
Sodomy, pedophilia, murder… When will the story move from Coach Joe Paterno and focus on what the law enforcement officials and the attorney general were doing? Were they part of an investigation or of a cover up?