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Greg Kelly, son of New York police commissioner Ray Kelly and host of "Good Day New York," has been accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a woman.
Greg Kelly, the son of NYPD's police commissioner Raymond Kelly and a co-host of "Good Day New York," has been accused of rape.
Kelly, 43, allegedly met a woman on the street October 8 and had drinks with her at South Street Seaport, according to the New York Post.
Kelly then went back to her office, a law firm, where she claims he assaulted her. She went to police Tuesday, a source who was not authorized to speak publicly and did so on condition of anonymity told The Associated Press.
It's not clear if she is a lawyer, or why she went to police weeks after the incident, according to the AP.
The NYPD spoke to the woman, but turned the case over to the Manhattan district attorney's office, because of the potential conflict of interest in investigating Kelly, who is the son of the commissioner of the New York Police Department, the AP reported.
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The woman's boyfriend got furious when she told him she had been assaulted, according to police. Sources told the Post he approached the police commissioner at a public event and told him that Greg had “ruined my girlfriend’s life,” according to The Post.
The commissioner asked him to explain, but the man said he didn't want to discuss it in a public setting, the Post reported.
Kelly is a former Fox News correspondent who covered the Iraq War and the White House, according to his biography on Fox News NY's website.
Kelly is cooperating with the investigation, and "strenuously denies any wrongdoing of any kind," his lawyer, Andrew Lankler, said in an emailed statement to the AP. "We know that the district attorney's investigation will prove Mr. Kelly's innocence."
Lankler did not answer questions about the focus of the investigation.
According to the US Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey, 207,754 people age 12 or older are raped or sexually assaulted in the United States each year. The survey, which uses the most recent available data from 2008, also estimated that three out of five sexual assaults are never reported or prosecuted.