Man charged with trying to arrange sex with girl, 10

A 49-year-old Fishkill man accused of trying to have sex with a 10-year-old girl was arraigned on a sex charge this morning.

Robert Viggiano (left), an electrical contractor, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of first-degree attempted rape. He is free on $100,000 bail.

According to the Westchester County District Attorney’s office, Viggiano approached a prostitute and told her he wanted to have sex with a 10-year-old virgin. He asked her if she could arrange it.

Instead, the prostitute reported him to Yonkers police, who with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office set up a sting operation. They had Viggiano go to a pre-arranged location on Feb. 8, leading him to think he would meet the girl there for sex.

When he showed up — with $400 and candy in his pockets — he was arrested.

Viggiano is due back in court on May 10. He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison if convicted.