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New York City Man Accused of Raping 20-Year-Old Woman

Defendant's attorney says his client is "adamant that this did not occur."

A New York City man was arrested Tuesday on a rape charge after police said they were called to a disturbance at his East Hampton house.

East Hampton Town Police Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said Jason Lee, 37, stands charged with first-degree rape, a felony. A 20-year-old woman accused him of forcing her to have sex with him at his house on Clover Leaf Lane.

Lee retained Sag Harbor attorney Edward Burke Jr. who said, "My client is adamant that this did not occur."

Anderson said the victim, whose identity is protected under State law, reported the rape soon after.

The pair met earlier that evening. "He became acquainted her, but they did not have a longterm relationship, no," Anderson said.

Lee was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Wednesday, and posted $20,000 bail.

Anderson said the case remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call detectives at 631-537-6863.
Bill Graham August 22, 2013 at 02:17 PM
$20000 for a unconfirmed rapist yet only $200 for confirmed, tested and legitimately drunk people... What is the matter with our Town!!!???
Ralebird August 24, 2013 at 02:13 AM
Absolutely nothing, Bill. If you hadn't slept through high school you'd know that bail is not permitted by law to be punitive but is set only to guarantee that the individual will show up in court.
pat August 24, 2013 at 08:12 AM
I think you can be pretty sure that someone whose assets are many and based locally, will show up, as in the alleged assault case. But how many DUI's are repeat offenders? Many, many. So boost their bail and make them hurt.

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