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Irondequoit Post
  • Irondequoit man indicted on three rape charges

  • Michael Chess has been indicted on three counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree robbery and is due to be arraigned in front of Judge Doyle in state Supreme Court this Thursday, Nov. 10.

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  • An Irondequoit man, Michael Chess, who was arraigned on first degree rape and petit larceny charges last month has now been indicted by a Monroe County Grand Jury.
    In a statement issued by Irondequoit police this afternoon, it was reported that Michael Chess has been indicted on three counts of first degree rape and one count of first degree robbery by a Monroe County Grand Jury. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment in front of Judge James Doyle in state Supreme Court this Thursday, Nov. 10.
    Based upon the previous media attention to the case, said Irondequoit Police Investigator Mark Bean,  the department received additional phone calls in relation to Chess.
    "One additional victim has come forward at this time," Bean said. "Several other anonymous calls have been received about the rapes and are still being pursed by the Irondequoit Police."
    Bean said that any persons with additional information are urged to call him at the Irondequoit Police Department's criminal investigations unit at (585) 336-6001. 
    Chess, who is 24, was first charged with first-degree rape, first-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny Oct. 12. The charges followed an incident that was reported Oct. 10 in Irondequoit.
    During the initial investigation, Chess was also linked to a similar rape that had been reported Sept. 20 in Irondequoit. 
    “Our investigation has revealed that there may be additional victims who have not yet reported being victimized by this subject,” Bean wrote in a statement late last month. “Victims appear to have been targeted through the use of an online service and lured to residential areas in the vicinity of North Goodman Street, Norton Street and Culver Road. Once at the location, the victims were forcibly sexually assaulted by Chess.”
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