NEW YORK – Prosecutors have declined to seek rape charges against Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's son Greg after what they termed a thorough, three-week investigation.
Defense lawyer Andrew Lankler was informed of the decision in person today, during a meeting with Manhattan District Attorney Sex Crimes Bureau chief Martha Bashford.
Greg Kelly, the 43-year-old co-host of Fox 5’s “Good Day New York,” had been accused of rape three months after an after-hours encounter with a woman in the vacant offices of a lower Manhattan law firm where she worked as a paralegal.
He has been on leave from the show since the accusation.
After receiving the news that he would not be charged, Kelly said in a statement, "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."
In a statement, DA spokeswoman Joan Vollero said, "Earlier today, the District Attorney’s Office sent a letter to Andrew Lankler notifying him that we would not be filing charges against [Greg Kelly] ...We conducted a thorough investigation, consistent with standard practice. That investigation included interviewing numerous fact and expert witnesses, and reviewing and analyzing multiple items of physical evidence, including, but not limited to, receipts, security logs, text messages, and telephone records. After reviewing all the evidence, we have concluded that the established facts do not constitute a crime under New York criminal law.”