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Rochester, NY: Man Attempted to Rape Music Student in Piano Room

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Last Updated: 07-27-2023
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

Rochester, NY (March 8, 2019) – Inside of the Eastman School of Music last September 2018, a student was reported to have been sexually assaulted, strangled, and robbed, according to Rochester police. According to authorities, a man identified as Robert Sheppard committed the aforementioned crimes sometime in September and was arrested on Thursday, March 8th.

Sheppard has been reported as no stranger to the law, as he has been previously arrested several times. According to police, Sheppard attempted to rape a student who had been practicing piano at the time. The incident was reported to have taken place on Swan Street in the city of Rochester at an unspecified time.

The suspect was reported to have not only attempted to rape the victim but tried to use her credit cards in the town of Henrietta, according to police. There has been no further information provided at this time.

Sexual Abuse in New York

Before anything else, we would first like to extend our sincere sorrow to the victim of this attacker, as we maintain hope for the victims’ ability to physically, mentally, and emotionally recover from their abuse. At this time, it is terribly important to understand that as the victim of sexual abuse in New York, you may likely have very substantial rights in terms of recovering financial compensation for the abuse you suffered.

Of course, we here at Hach & Rose understand that no amount of money can erase the anguish that sexual abuse survivors experience, however, we are devoted to holding abusers accountable for their reprehensible behavior. Our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to providing victims with the most knowledgeable and experienced representation possible. As sympathetic members of the community, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse in New York, please contact our attorneys at (212) 779-0057 today.

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