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Bucks man to stand trial for allegedly raping child in animal costume sex ring

Bucks man to stand trial for...

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. - A Bucks County man will stand trial in a disturbing case of alleged child rape.

A judge ordered Kenneth Fenske, 57, held for trial during a preliminary hearing Monday.

Fenske, of the 2700 block of N. Old Bethlehem Pike, is charged with child rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and unlawful contact with a minor.

Fenske was arrested in January as part of a ring of alleged child predators. Authorities charged Fenske and four other men with an array of sexual offenses against a boy that began when he was eight years old in 2009.

Authorities say the suspects abused the victim at Fenske's house in Quakertown during so-called furry parties - events where adults dress up as animals and identify as a chosen animal.

Authorities said that for some, although not all, being a furry is a sexual fetish.

Four other men charged in the case will be in court at a later date:

  • David Parker, 38, of Stroudsburg is charged with child rape, possession of child pornography and related charges
  • Jeffrey Harvey, 40, of West Wyoming is charged with unlawful contact with a minor, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, attempted statutory sexual assault and related charges
  • Craig Knox, 35, of Henrico, Virginia is charged with child rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, unlawful contact with a minor and related charges
  • Stephen Taylor, 30, of Henrico, Virginia is charged with bestiality and animal cruelty

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