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Rape case dropped against NYPD commissioner's son Greg Kelly

Greg Kelly, son of NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly, will not be charged with rape, the district attorney has announced.

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Greg Kelly, host of "Good Day New York" and son of NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, has been accused of rape. (Jemal Countess/AFP/Getty Images)

Manhattan prosecutors have dropped the rape case against Greg Kelly, son of NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly, after investigators said they did not find evidence to support a criminal charge.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. took the decision last night following an investigation into the accuser's claims. According to NY Daily News, the probe was led by the DA's sex crimes unit and not the Police Department, given Kelly's family connection.

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Both Kelly and his accuser were interviewed, the Associated Press reported. Investigators also questioned witnesses and examined receipts, security logs, text messages and telephone records.

"We have determined that the facts established during our investigation do not fit the definitions of sexual assault crimes under New York criminal law," chief prosecutor for sex crimes Martha Bashford wrote in a letter to Kelly's lawyer, Andrew Lankler. "No criminal charges are appropriate."

The woman will not be charged with making a false report, according to a spokeswoman for the DA.

She had claimed that Kelly sexually assaulted her in her office in October, after they had been for drinks together.

"I am thankful that the investigation established what I've known all along, that I am innocent of the allegations that were waged against me," Kelly said in a statement.

Kelly is the co-host of Fox 5's Good Day New York breakfast program. He has not been on air since the accusations became public last month, but said in his statement that he looked forward to returning to work shortly.

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