There's nothing wrong with being into dressing up like anthropomorphic animal characters and engaging in fantasy sex play. This is America after all. But when one of the parties involved is a 19-year-old dude and the other is a 13-year-old boy that he met playing Xbox Live, the authorities tend to take notice.
Such is the alleged case of Richard Kretovic, a self-described "homosexual furry" from Greece, N.Y. who, police say, coerced a 13-year-old over to his house via Xbox Live chat, then molested him.
The Rochester Democrat and Chroniclereports that Kretovic was indicted on nine counts each of first-degree criminal sexual act and second-degree sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Kretovic's user name on Xbox Live was Formic hivemind and his profile on the Xbox website comes with this bio:
Married to my sweet Prince, Kogi.
You're my Number One, Kogi. I'll always love you... BTW, I'm a homosexual furry. Troll if you please, I'm always looking for new challengers >=3 My cute Li'l brothers, Kogi-kun, Andy, Curtis, Izzy, Lynxie, Thundy-kun, Tornado, and Tully, My Big brother, Skiski, My sweet little sisters, Luna, Jinxxy, Kitkat, and Courtney, My big sisters, Spir and Kittykitty My nephews, Nicka, Leo and Cale and my Cousin, TunnelingPigeon
Furries and Furry Fandom is a kind of fan-based subset of folks with strong ties to anime culture who dress up like animals and animal-like creatures and go to conventions or other social gatherings. Furries are set apart largely because the role playing is often (but not always) taken to sexual levels.
Not that molesting young teens is commonplace among furries.
At any rate, Kretovic's alleged victim is said to be "recuperating" from the affair. Kretovic himself, could be recuperating in an upstate New York prison soon if he's convicted.