21 September 2020
 
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Acting Major R. Christopher West
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

On September 19, 2020, State Police arrested Keane M. Bokol, 27, of Erie, PA for Rape 2nd degree (a class D felony), Criminal Sex Act 2nd degree (a class D felony), Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor 2nd degree (a class E felony), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (a class A misdemeanor) and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana 2nd degree (a violation).

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 of September 19, 2020.  Bokol is accused of then engaging in sexual and oral intercourse with the child who is less 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 September 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

State Police are looking for any information the public may have about seeing a 2003 Ford Escape like the one pictured below with Pennsylvania registration JCT 3462 in Schoharie and Montgomery counties on or around September 19, 2020.  State Police believe that there may be others victimized by Bokol and ask those with information to contact State Police at (518) 234-9401. 

 
 

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