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Aug 22, 2013 11:42 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

UPDATE: Goldman Sachs Banker Allegedly Raped Woman Early Tuesday Morning

Aug 23, 2013 4:30 PM

UPDATE, 3:52 P.M.:

A spokesman for Goldman Sachs confirmed on Friday afternoon that Mr. Lee is a managing director in equity and capital markets for the firm, and has been with the company since 1998. Mr. Lee is on leave as he attends to the matter.

The spokesman declined to comment and said the company would not be issuing a statement.

UPDATE, FRIDAY, 2:22 P.M.:

Mr. Lee allegedly forced himself on the victim between 4 and 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, according to the felony complaint provided by the East Hampton Town Justice Court.

East Hampton Town Police Detective Sergeant Robert Gurney said that there was a “get together of a number of individuals,” but couldn’t say how many people were at the party. He also declined to comment about the relationship between Mr. Lee and the victim. He said the investigation is still ongoing and would not discuss details surrounding the allegation.

Mr. Lee had been renting the house on Clover Leaf Lane.

UPDATE, 2:10 P.M.:

According to East Hampton Town Police, officers responded to a reported disturbance at Mr. Lee’s Clover Leaf Lane home.

They said he sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman inside the home, where several people had been gathered.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Town Police at 537-7575.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A New York City man was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on Wednesday morning and charged with first-degree rape, according to East Hampton Town Justice Court officials.

Before Town Justice Catherine Cahill Wednesday morning, Jason Lee, 37, posted $20,000 cash bail and was released. According to officials, the Suffolk County District Attorney asked that the bail be set at $25,000.

Mr. Lee is expected back in court on September 19.

East Hampton Town Police Detective Lieutenant Chris Anderson and Attorney Edward Burke Jr., the attorney representing Mr. Lee, did not immediately return phone calls for more details.

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Why are comments allowed? I thought the policy was to not allow comments on criminal cases (especially ones invovling sexual assaults)
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Aug 23, 13 2:31 PM
I'm all for it - but freedom of speech doesn't apply to privately owned newspapers and their online content. I'm only asking because I know in the past they have stated they don't allow comments on these types of stories but now apparently they do.

I bevlieve the thought behind that policy was to not allow "anonymous" commenters make comments (accusations in same cases) against someone who has only been charged with a crime and who may, in fact, be innocent.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Aug 23, 13 3:45 PM
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The Media jumps on the chance to Trash Banks whenever they can. Being an Employee of Goldman Sachs has NOTHING to do with this guys Sexual deviancy.
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By Dayo (33), Sag Harbor on Aug 27, 13 2:17 PM
The article has been updated, and the Print version [blue link at top of article] provides more detail.
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