• Eric Fenyes body was reportedly found in his home in Kent, Connecticut, after local firefighters and EMS were called to his house
  • State coroner ruled his death a suicide and said there was no sign of foul play
  • Fenyes was awaiting trial for charges of a criminal sex act for allegedly seeking sex from a minor while in Poughkeepsie, New York

Connecticut state police said Monday that a man accused of seeking sex from a minor reportedly killed himself before his scheduled trial in Poughkeepsie, New York.

The body of Eric J. Fenyes, 46, was reportedly found in his home in Kent, Connecticut, at about 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Local firefighters and EMS were reportedly called to Fenyes home but did not elaborate on the reason. A gun was reportedly found near the body after authorities conducted a thorough search of the home.

The Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the cause of death was suicide and there was no sign of foul play.

Fenyes was arrested on Tuesday by New York State Police over accusations of “sexual conduct” with a minor in November. He allegedly met with the victim, who was described as being under the age of 15, at a hotel in Poughkeepsie, New York.

He was arrested on charges of committing a criminal sex act and was arraigned in Pleasant Valley, New York. Bail was set at $25,000 and he was sent to Dutchess County Jail. A spokesperson for the jail said he posted bail shortly after arriving.

Fenyes’ next court appearance was scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m. at the Town of Poughkeepsie Court.

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