Testimony ends in Hamptons rape trial; closings next week

AP News
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 10:45 AM

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled next week in the trial of a New York City investment banker accused of raping an Irish tourist on Long Island.

Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1OhiTtY ) reports testimony ended Wednesday in the non-jury trial of Jason Lee. The former Goldman Sachs executive has pleaded not guilty to raping a 20-year-old woman in the bathroom of an East Hampton home he rented in the summer of 2013.

Prosecutors say Lee met the woman at a nightclub in the Hamptons while celebrating his birthday. She and her friends went to Lee's home following a night of drinking.

Lee is accused of sexually assaulting the woman in the bathroom while her friends were in the kitchen.

The victim returned from Ireland last week to testify.

Defense attorney Andrew Lankler argues the sex was consensual.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com