Upper Bucks Man Acquitted of Child Rape Charges

A Milford Township, Bucks County man was acquitted on charges that he raped a former Hellertown boy who was 8 at the time during a 2009 “furry” party at his home, the Bucks County Courier Times reported Friday.

Credit: Office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania

Kenneth C. Fenske (FILE PHOTO)

Kenneth C. Fenske, 57, of Old Bethlehem Pike, was found not guilty following two hours of deliberations and a four-day jury trial in Doylestown, in which his defense attorney, Steven Fairlie, pointed to inconsistencies in the boy’s testimony and questioned whether the allegations against him were part of a scheme by the boy’s family to profit in civil court from his client’s wealth, the newspaper reported.

Being a furry involves dressing up as an animal and is a sexual fetish for some but not all people.

Charges are reportedly still pending against other individuals who Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said were part of a child sex abuse network when the allegations against Fenske–who had been charged with first-degree felony child rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and unlawful contact with a minor–were first announced nearly a year ago.

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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