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6th person charged in alleged ring of sexual predators

sexual predator ring

There are new developments surrounding an alleged sexual predator ring in the  area.

Police arrested a woman who they said is linked to a boy who was repeatedly raped by predators wearing animal costumes in Bucks County. This is the sixth person now facing charges in the ring stretching from Bucks to Monroe counties, and investigators said more arrests could be on the way.

Paige Wren Tasker, 27, of Cumberland County, is the latest to be charged with sexually assaulting a teen as the state attorney general's investigation of a child predator ring continues.

The victim was 8 years-old when investigators say the sexual abuse began. Prosecutors say the boy was raped repeatedly during so-called furry parties in Bucks County, in which people dress in animal costumes. In January, state investigators charged five men in connection with the furry parties.

At that time, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josph Shapiro said he believed others were tied to the ring of predators.

On Sunday, Tasker became the sixth person to be charged.

According to the Attorney General, Tasker, more than once, performed a sex act on the boy. Investigators said the same boy was sexually abused by at least three of the six charged so far.

One of the men was 38-year-old David Parker of Saylorsburg, Monroe County. Investigators said Parker had a short relationship with Tasker, and in 2015 she visited Parker in Saylorsburg and sexually assaulted the same victim in his bed when he was 14 years-old.

The victim, who is now 16, is receiving treatment and counseling, authorities said.

Another suspect in the case, 57-year-old Kenneth Fenske of Quakertown, has been ordered to stand trial.

Authorities say court hearings for the remaining suspects charged in the ring are forthcoming.

Tasker was booked at the Monroe County Prison. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 22.

 


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