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Irondequoit man sentenced to 90 years in prison for raping five women

Posted at: 12/11/2013 12:53 PM



An Irondequoit man found guilty of preying on women online before raping them was sentenced to 90 years in prison Wednesday.

Michael Chess, who is also known as the “Backpage Rapist”, was found guilty of five counts of rape in addition to other charges. 

Police say Chess attacked at least five women during September 2011 and September 2012. He met all of the women on a website called Backpage, which has also been connected with prostitution. Officers say he met the women in residential areas in Irondequoit and the the city of Rochester and forcibly raped them.