Teen indicted, charged with raping girl, 14

August 24, 2000

Teen indicted, charged with raping girl, 14

By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer

A Washington County grand jury has indicted a Williamsport teenager on a charge of second-degree rape of a 14-year-old girl after a youth service at their church last summer.

The Aug. 3 indictment also charges Michael John Greijack, 19, of 11308 White Hall Road, with a fourth-degree sex offense against the girl, according to court records.

The girl and her father went to the Washington County Sheriff's Department in February to report the Aug. 29, 1999, incident, according to court records.

Investigator Kenny Barnhart interviewed the girl, who told him that she and several friends from her church, Gateway Ministries on Kemps Mill Road in Williamsport, went to a Hagerstown restaurant after attending youth services.


While at the restaurant, the girl said Greijack asked her to meet with him after he took her and another girl home at 10 p.m., court records said.

He told her he wanted to speak to her about a girl who wanted to date him, court records said.

The girl said she agreed. She told Barnhart she crawled out her bedroom window at 11:30 p.m. and walked down the road to meet Greijack, court records said.

While in Greijack's vehicle, the girl said he leaned over and kissed her and she kissed him back, court records said.

She told Barnhart the next thing she knew, her pants were pulled down, court records alleged.

After sexual intercourse, the girl said she was told to get dressed and then driven home, court records said.

Based on the interview with the girl, Barnhart contacted Greijack and arranged for an interview.

On March 16, when Greijack and his attorney went the Sheriff's Department for that interview, Greijack told Barnhart the meeting was the girl's idea and that the sexual intercourse was consensual, court records said.

After both interviews, Barnhart applied for a criminal summons, charging Greijack with one count of fourth-degree sex offense, in which the victim is 14 years old or younger and the person charged is four or more years older.

The additional charge of second-degree rape was presented Aug. 3 to the grand jury which returned an indictment on both charges.

The indictment was sealed until Aug. 15.

A check with the Washington County Detention Center revealed Greijack wasn't in custody and had not been.

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