Penn. man accused of rape, 2nd

Traveled to area to meet with young teen for sex acts

ESPERANCE — A 27-year-old Pennsylvania man is facing several felonies for allegedly driving to Esperance to meet up with a child who is younger than 15 for sex and police believe there may be other victims.

On Saturday, state police arrested Keane M. Bokol of Erie, Pennsylvania on charges of second-degree rape, a class D felony, second-degree criminal sex act, a class D felony, second-degree disseminating indecent material to a minor, a class E felony, endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor, and second-degree unlawful possession of marihuana, a violation.

According to New York penal law, a person commits second-degree rape when he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person who is less than 15 years old and the defendant is 18 years old or more or the person is incapable of giving consent due to a mental disability.

A second-degree criminal sexual act is when one person has oral or anal sex with another person who is not capable of giving consent due to a mental disability or age.

According to troopers, state police responded to a report of a missing child in the town of Esperance. The investigation revealed that Bokol had met the child through a chat app and arranged to meet with them. Bokol traveled to the child’s home and then left the child’s residence with the child in the early morning hours Saturday. Bokol is accused of then engaging in sexual and oral intercourse with the child who is younger than 15 years old.

Bokol was arraigned in the Cobleskill Town Court and remanded to Schoharie County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. Bokol is scheduled to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on Thursday at 11 a.m.

State police said they are looking for any information the public may have about seeing a 2003 Ford Escape similar to the one pictured below with Pennsylvania registration JCT 3462 in Schoharie and Montgomery counties on or around Saturday. State police said they believe that there may be others victimized by Bokol and ask those with information to contact troopers at (518) 234-9401.


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