Opening statements were held Tuesday morning in the case of the Irondequoit man accused of raping four women. He's accused of doing so while he was out of jail on bail for previous rape charges.
Michael Chess is facing four counts of rape, plus additional robbery, larceny and menacing charges.
Chess is accused of contacting women through a website and luring them to remote areas where he allegedly raped and robbed them.
Chess faced similar charges in 2011 for allegedly raping and robbing three other women.