A young boy was brought to parties where he was allegedly raped multiple times by a man dressed as an animal, in a case that the Pennsylvania attorney general described as “horrific,” says People.
Moreover, the authorities believe that there may be other victims,
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement that Kenneth Finsky has been arrested – the latest in a series of arrests for an alleged criminal network.
Vinsky and four others face charges in connection with allegations of abuse of the boy, who prosecutors say was only 9 years old when the attacks began.
The victim is now in foster care and receiving treatment. He was working with the investigators.
“The child victim was repeatedly abused for at least seven to eight years by a group of criminals who only cared about pleasing them,” AG Shapiro said at a recent press conference. “They didn’t care about anything about this little boy.”
Authorities claim that, starting in 2009, David Parker began escorting the boy to a house where the victim met a group of men dressed in animal clothing – known as “furs” – according to Shapiro’s statement.
Prosecutors said the victim alleged to authorities that Vinsky, dressed in a red fox costume, would take him upstairs during these parties and sexually assault him.
“This case is very upsetting to me, not just as a Pennsylvania attorney general but as a parent of young children,” Shapiro said. “We care about this victim and all the victims of sexual assault.”
“Furries” is a term given to individuals who wear animal costumes and others who enjoy anthropomorphic animals. It is a sexual fetish for some people.
The authorities claimed that the victim in this case targeted furry parties.
Geoffrey Harvey, Craig Knox and Stephen Taylor were also arrested in the case, along with Vinsky and Parker.
Fenske, Harvey, Knox and Parker are accused of sexually assaulting the boy. The site stated that Taylor had been charged with being spirited.
Knox and Taylor were arrested in Virginia in the fall while Harvey and Parker were arrested in June the boy had been in contact with his accused abusers since Harvey’s arrest.
According to Shapiro’s statement, Fenske is charged with multiple counts of rape, unlawful contact with a minor and involuntary deviant sexual intercourse.
Harvey is accused of criminal use of the cell phone, illegal contact with a minor, involuntary deviant sexual contact and legal sexual assault.
Knox is accused of sexual crimes including rape.
Parker is accused of possessing child pornography, rape and “related charges”.
No specific information on Taylor’s charges or fees was immediately available.
It was not clear if any of the five men sought legal aid or filed a defense for their charges. Fenske and Taylor were released on bail, the other three men remain in custody in Pennsylvania.
Fenske declined PEOPLE’s request for comment, and Taylor was not immediately available.