Goldman Sachs Banker Found Cowering Inside Range Rover After Raping 20-Year-Old At Hamptons Party: Report


A grand jury, which met in Riverhead from Wednesday through Friday, is expected to indict Jason Lee, a banker at the Manhattan investment banking firm Goldman Sachs, on a charge of first-degree rape as a result of a hearing at which the alleged victim appeared. Mr. Lee was arrested on a charge of first-degree rape at 2:24 p.m. on Tuesday, his 37th birthday. He was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court, in front of Justice Catherine Cahill, the following day. Bail, set at $20,000, was met and Mr. Lee was released.

East Hampton Town police allege that Mr. Lee raped a 20-year-old woman, a foreign national, early that day. She and her brother were driven to the Riverhead hearing by an East Hampton Town detective.

The felony complaint, signed by detectives overseeing the investigation, charges that Mr. Lee held her down with his forearm and proceeded to rape her during a party at an East Hampton house, which he had rented. The arrest was made several hours later.

“There’s not a scratch, there’s not a mark, there is not a bruise on my client,” Mr. Lee’s attorney, Edward Burke Jr. of Sag Harbor, said on Saturday. “There is not a blemish on his background, on his record.”

The woman, whose name has been withheld, is a student who had been working on the East End for the summer. She has either returned home, or is about to do so, according to a source close to the investigation.

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