Grand Jury Indicts Goldman Sachs Banker

Jason Lee charged with first-degree rape and assault
Doug Kuntz

A grand jury in Riverhead indicted Jason Lee, a Goldman Sachs financial advisor, for rape in the first degree this afternoon.

Mr. Lee has been free on $20,000 bail since Aug. 21, when a 20-year-old foreign student told detectives he had assaulted her following a pool party at a rented East Hampton house.

He is additionally charged with assault in the third degree and sexual misconduct, both misdemeanors. The assault charge means that the grand jury believed that Mr. Lee used a weapon, reportedly his forearm, to injure the young woman, who is said to have returned to her native country.

East Hampton Town police say he put his forearm to her throat, pressing her to the floor of the house on Clover Leaf Lane that he and his wife had rented for the month of August. Alicia Lee, his wife, was in the city at the time of the alleged attack.

Mr. Lee, whose was arrested on Aug. 20, his 37th birthday, will be arraigned in Suffolk County Criminal Court, Riverhead, on Sept. 20, before Justice Barbara Kahn, who may decide to raise the bail amount based on the indictment. He faces a mandatory 5 to 25 year sentence if convicted.