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Greg Kelly: Requested time off

Greg Kelly is seen at the New York

Greg Kelly is seen at the New York Comedy Festival's Stand Up For Heroes concert. (Nov. 3, 2010) Photo Credit: AP File

WNYW/5 anchor Greg Kelly -  NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly's son, who is  under investigation by the Manhattan DA for an alleged sexual assault - will not be returning to the air in the immediate future. 

WNYW/5 just released a statement, attributed to station general manager, Lew Leone, "Greg Kelly has requested some time off." 

A station spokeswoman declined to elaborate beyond the statement. Steve Lacey  is expected to co-anchor "GDNY" Friday. Kelly was not on the air this morning, while the station reported shortly after 7 and again after 9 that he was under investigation by the DA. Kelly's lawyer has released a statement denying the allegation, while adding that he expected to be fully exonerated. 

Kelly, a former Marine fighter pilot, joined "GDNY" in 2008. 

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