What The Hell??? Innocent Business Owner And Attempted Rapist Have The Same Name, Age, Marital Status, And Are From The Same Town!!

- By Bossip Staff Categories: For Your Information, Freaks, Get Your Life Together

Wow…this is actually pretty fawked up, no jokes here.

Robert L. Viggiano, 47, is a happily married man with two kids and a successful plumbing business in Cold Spring, a quaint village of 2,000 in upstate Putnam County.

Robert S. Viggiano, 47, is a married father of two, who owns a contracting business in Cold Spring — and was busted this week on a lurid attempted-rape charge of trying to arrange sex with a 10-year-old girl.

The unfortunate coincidence has turned Robert L.’s life into a living hell.

“It’s been devastating,” Robert L. told The Post. “There were reporters knocking on our neighbors’ doors, asking if they knew that I had been soliciting sex from 10-year-old girls.

When you hear it on the radio, everyone thinks it is me. My cousins called my aunts, who called my sisters. It’s been absolute hell.”

Yonkers cops said the real suspect, from Fishkill in Dutchess County, showed up Tuesday with candy and $400 to meet with what he thought was a mom willing to sell her daughter for sex.

But “Mom” turned out to be an undercover Yonkers cop posing as a depraved junkie willing to sell her little girl to a pervert, and Robert S. was busted.

Being a small business owner that bears his name, Viggiano has had to do a lot to get his name clear of the heinous charges.

Good Robert now has his work cut out for him to repair his unfairly tarnished reputation.

“Some people don’t believe me. My friend says his mother-in-law said, ‘It must be him, they have the same name!’ and on paper, we are the same. Same age, married, two kids. What are the odds?”

The publicity has hurt his business, he added.

“I was on a job, and it comes over the radio, and people just stared at me,” he said. “I says: ‘But it’s not me! That guy’s in jail, and I’m here.’ ”

The horrific nature of the allegations makes everything worse.

Good luck sir, you probably haven’t seen the last of this strange coincidence.



  • afrodite

    poor guy…I couldn’t imagine. The damage control would have to be out of this world, cuz you know someone is still going to believe it on some level.

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983....LET'S STOP THE STUPIDITY IN 2011

    Daxn that is messed up! I would hate to be him.

  • Phyre

    I smell a lwsuit for all those reporters who went to his neighbors….that’s libel and slander.

  • boots

    It’s his twin separated at birth.

  • daisy jay

    What are the odds….this is CRAZY.

    Sounds like he should…nah. I would change my name if I were him. If he doesn’t want to do that, they should at LEAST mention the middle name because they have different initial obviously. That would save a lot of confusion. Hopefully everybody in his town knows about the situation. I’d hate to be him.

  • Super Chill

    It’s really a shame cuz once some people get their mind wrapped around a person’s guilt, they never let go even when the real culprit is found. It’s like if they discovered OJ was telling the truth all along, his haters would still hate him.

  • KOLA


    LOVE your comment! There are a lot of self-hating people on this site.

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