married father pleads guilty to

attempted rape of a 10 year old



Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Robert Viggiano

(DOB 03/24/62) of 78 Maple Avenue, Fishkill, New York, plead guilty today to the sole count of the indictment charging him with:


·         one count of Attempted Rape in the First Degree, a class “C” Felony.


The defendant, an electrical contractor, told a prostitute that he wanted to have sex with a 10 year old virgin, asking whether or not she could arrange it.


The prostitute reported the defendant’s request to Yonkers Police who along with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office began an undercover investigation.


Over a period of a few weeks the defendant had multiple conversations with an undercover police officer posing as the mother of the 10 year old girl regarding the arrangements and the price. They agreed on the transaction occurring at her apartment for $400 and to bring candy for the victim.


On February 8, 2011, the defendant was arrested by Yonkers Police when he arrived at a pre-arranged location with $400 in his pocket along with Starburst candy and a lollipop, thinking he was going to have sex with a 10 year old virgin.


The defendant’s bail was revoked and he was remanded.


Sentencing will be on March 14th, 2012.


The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison with up to 15 years post release supervision and will have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law/Sex Offender Registry Act upon his release.


Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Borden of the Special Prosecutions Division prosecuted the case.




Robert Viggiano