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"Backpage Rapist" sentenced to 90 years in prison

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Rochester: "Backpage Rapist" sentenced to 90 years in prison
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The man dubbed the "Backpage Rapist" was sentenced on Wednesday.

Judge Alex Renzi sentenced 26-year-old Michael Chess to 90 years in state prison.

A jury convicted Chess back in October on five counts of rape.

Prosecutors said Chess preyed on his victims through the website “” a site often associated with illicit activities.

Chess represented himself at his trial. He faced similar charges in late 2011 for allegedly raping and robbing three other women.

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