A college rape suspect remains on the run nearly two years after prosecutors filed charges against him for a Pennsylvania campus attack.
Adams County District Attorney Brian Sinnett on June 29, 2021, announced sexual assault charges against California resident Ian Thomas Cleary, 30, for his alleged role in the December 2013 Gettysburg College rape.
Victim Shannon Keeler, 28, has “had to push and push and put herself out there” while Cleary has “literally gone on with his life,” said Andrea Levy, Keeler’s attorney and the legal director for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, per the Associated Press.
“It’s hard to measure that impact on her as a human being [and on] her family, her partner,” Levy said. “There’s a cost. There’s a real human cost. It’s someone’s life.”
“I’ll never do it to anyone ever again.”
“I need to hear your voice.”
She has held on to various forms of documentation in her case, including blog posts Cleary appeared to publish from Europe throughout the years since the assault.
Cleary left Gettysburg College and went on to graduate from Santa Clara University, worked for Tesla, then moved to France for several years, according to his blog, which touts his self-published medieval fiction.
“I just have to think this person is accessing resources from somewhere,” Sinnett told the news agency.
Cleary, who is currently wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service, has also been placed on the Interpol Red Notice list. Authorities are asking anyone with information about Cleary’s whereabouts to contact the U.S. Marshals Service or the Gettysburg Borough Police Department at 717-334-1168.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.