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Glenville man accused of being naked around 2 kids

Glenville man accused of being naked around 2 kids

A Glenville man is accused of being naked multiple times in the presence of two children at his Glen
Glenville man accused of being naked around 2 kids
Kenneth Hollenback, left, leaves Glenville Town Court with his attorney Justin Law on Tuesday.

A Glenville man is accused of being naked multiple times in the presence of two children at his Glenridge Road home.

Glenville police said Kenneth Hollenback, 60, of 80 Glenridge Road, was charged Friday with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. Hollenback pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday before Glenville Town Justice Paul Davenport, who issued an order of protection barring him from having any contact with the children.

The victims are between the ages of 10 and 12 and were “known to the suspect,” Glenville police Det. William Marchewka said. The alleged “inappropriate acts,” he said, took place from July 1-31 at Hollenback’s home, which is across from the Conifer Park rehabilitation facility.

“The alleged incidents were that he was naked around these juveniles on several occasions,” Marchewka said, “some involving a swimming pool and some involving showers.”

Marchewka declined to give further information on the children and would not say how they knew Hollenback or why they were at his house.

“We don’t want to narrow it down where someone can suspect who these kids are, for their safety,” he said.

Glenville police worked with Albany County Child Protection Services to determine the charges after the victims and their parents made the allegations on Thursday, Aug. 7, Marchewka said.

“The alleged acts that we investigated did fit the manner that showed it would be injurious to the victims’ mental, physical and moral welfare,” he said.

Marchewka said town police are working with state police to investigate leads into other possible acts involving Hollenback and children that may have taken place outside Glenville.

Hollenback and his attorney, Justin Law of Albany, declined comment as they left court Tuesday. Hollenback was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court Sept. 23.

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