BREAKING NEWS: PA Attorney General Press Office confirms receipt of Criminal Sexual Misconduct referral from DA Gardner

Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner (left) and PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro (right)

Criminal Case referral based on the events surrounding the 2018 Williamsport Millionaires Baseball team trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and subsequent investigations.

As exclusively reported by Fox Sports Williamsport on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner referred the case to the office of PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Earlier today, the Press Office of Attorney General Shapiro provided this statement in response to the following inquiry from FSW:

Just following up to confirm receipt of the referral.

If so, is the case being accepted as well?

“We have received the referral, Todd, but that’s all we can say at this time.”

 

Earlier in the day, Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner was asked by FSW during a press conference about the referral and he declined public comment since it has been officially referred to the Attorney General.

On May 8, FSW made an inquiry following up on the referral, EXCLUSIVE: AG Shapiro press office on referral: “If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed”.

In PART I of “A Baseball Story” series WASD Solicitor Fred Holland characterized the incident as “indecent and inappropriate behavior.”

WASD Superintendent Dr. Tim Bowers subsequently put a gag order on Holland in regard to the case.

Recently, a story with hazing similarities reached the charging phase, UPDATE: Charges filed in Greater Latrobe Junior High hazing case cited in “A Baseball Story”.

FSW will continue to follow developments in this story.

Part XVII of “A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball” is forthcoming.

 

LINKS TO 16-PART SERIES PUBLISHED BY FOX SPORTS WILLIAMSPORT

UPDATE: Charges filed in Greater Latrobe Junior High hazing case cited in “A Baseball Story”

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVI

EXCLUSIVE: AG Shapiro press office on referral: “If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed”

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART X

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART V

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART III

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART II

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART I

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