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NEW YORK Aug 29 A Goldman Sachs Group Inc
managing director has been indicted by a grand jury on
charges of raping a 20-year-old woman during a party last week
at a house he rented in the up-market Hamptons area of Long
Island, according to court filings.
Jason Lee, 37, was indicted on Wednesday on one felony
charge of first-degree rape and two misdemeanor charges of
assault and sexual misconduct, according to the filings.
Police said last week that Lee was arrested on Aug. 21 in
East Hampton, New York, after police, responding to a complaint
about a stolen car, found the unnamed woman, who alleged she had
been sexually assaulted. Lee was released on $20,000 bail.
The court documents do not name Lee's employer, but Reuters
has verified that he works at Goldman Sachs.
An attorney for Lee was quoted by The New York Times last
week as saying his client "adamantly denies the allegations."
Lee's attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for
comment on the indictment.
Goldman Sachs declined to comment.
Lee is scheduled to be arraigned before Judge Barbara Kahn
in Suffolk County Court in Riverhead on Sept. 20, according to
the court filings.
A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority record shows Lee
has worked for Goldman since March 1998. A biography posted on
the website of the Milken Institute said he "led many of the
firm's most complicated financing and risk-management
transactions for corporate clients" as a manager of convertible
and equity derivative originations.
(Reporting by Lauren Tara LaCapra; Editing by John Wallace)