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Police: Pennsylvania man dresses up as a red fox, sexually assaults boy at ‘furry’ parties

A 57-year-old man dressed up as a red fox and sexually abused a young boy during “furry parties,” according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

Kenneth C. Fenske, 57, will stand trial on charges of child rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and unlawful contact with a minor following Monday’s preliminary hearing.

PennLive reported that Fenske and four other men were arrested in January for allegedly abusing the 8-year-old for years. The 57-year-old is accused of raping the boy in 2009 during furry parties where adults dressed in animal costumes. Fenske would dress up as a red fox named “Lupine” and held the summer parties at his Quakertown home, according to The New York Post.

Lehigh Valley Live wrote in January that one of the men, David R. Parker, 38, is said to have brought the child to these illicit parties. Authorities alleged that Fenske would take the young victim upstairs and abuse him. The victim testified that the 57-year-old raped him three or four times.

“This is a horrendous case,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said after their arrests. “It is deeply disturbing to me not only as Attorney General of Pennsylvania but as a father of young children. We care about this victim and every victim of sexual abuse.”

Shapiro claimed that the boy’s parents were at these parties but he never told anyone about what transpired up until a few months ago. The victim also mentioned that he was the only child at these gatherings. The prosecutor said the victim, now 16, is undergoing counseling.

Fenske is currently free on $750,000 bail, according to The Morning Call.

Hearings for the four other men—one of whom is charged with bestiality—will take place at a later date.

[Featured Image: Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office]