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Greg Kelly cleared of rape charges
Greg Kelly, son of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and co-anchor of "Good Day New York," will not be charged in that rape accusation case -- news of which broke a couple of weeks ago -- the Manhattan district attorney's office said.
According to a statement from Joan Vollero, deputy director of communications for the Manhattan DA's office, “Earlier today, the district attorney’s office sent a letter to Andrew Lankler [Kelly's lawyer] notifying him that we would not be filing charges against his client. We made a similar notification to the complainant. From the moment this matter was referred to this office, 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.”
Kelly, a former Marine pilot and Fox News reporter, took a leave of absence after the charges surfaced. A woman he had met said he had assaulted her in the law office where she worked.
Kelly denied the charges. The DA, rather than the police department, investigated the case to avoid an appearance of a conflict of interest.
In a statement posted on the Daily News' website, Kelly said, in part:
"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. "