A 27-year-old man is facing felony charges for driving to a Schoharie town to meet a child under the age of 15 for a sexual encounter. According to New York State Police after following up on a missing child report from the Town of Esperance, it was discovered that Keane Bokol of Erie, Pennsylvania, had met the child through a chat app and arranged to meet with them. Bokol picked up the child at their home early on Saturday and engaged in sex acts with the child who is less than 15 years old.

Keane M. Bokol (Credit: NY State Police)

Bokol was arrested and charged with 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 Marijuana 2nd degree (a violation). Bokol was arraigned in the Cobleskill Town Court and remanded to Schoharie County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. He will face the charges at Cobleskill Town Court this morning.

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.

Credit: New York State Police