CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Attempted rape and other charges against a Chambersburg man were dismissed Wednesday in Franklin County Court at the request of Assistant District Attorney John Lisko.
"I don't believe I can prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt," Lisko told Judge Carol Van Horn. He said the alleged victim in the case had told him she would not testify against Frederick A. Rickard Jr.
Rickard, 33, whose address was listed as the Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless in Chambersburg, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police with attempted rape, attempted sexual assault, two counts of indecent assault and one count of simple assault in the July 17 incident at the Budget Inn, 2347 Molly Pitcher Highway South.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the woman met with Rickard and his brother at about 7:15 a.m. and the three ate breakfast at a restaurant. The woman then drove Rickard's brother to his home in Waynesboro, Pa.