SCARSDALE PERSONAL TRAINER ARRAIGNED FOR

ATTEMPTING TO HAVE SEX WITH A 13 YEAR OLD

 

 

 

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Edward Lee III (DOB 03/10/82) of 11 Lake Street, White Plains, New York, was arraigned on a Felony Complaint charging him with:

 

·         one count of Attempted Rape in the Second Degree, a class “E” Felony,

·         one count of Attempted Patronizing a Prostitute in the Second Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor.

 

Between September 16th, and September 26th, 2012, the defendant, a self employed personal trainer who rents office space on Central Avenue in Scarsdale, New York, engaged in a series of email conversations with an investigator from the Westchester County District Attorneys Office who assumed the undercover role of an adult male with a 13 year old “step daughter.”

 

The defendant discussed various specific sexual acts in which he would engage the 13 year old “step daughter” in exchange for money.

 

A specific date and time was agreed upon.

 

The defendant arrived at the predetermined meet up location and paid the undercover “step father” $50.00 to have sex with the 13 year old.

 

He was placed under arrest at that time.

 

Bail was set at $5,000.

 

His next appearance will be in Greenburgh Town Court on September 28th, 2012.

 

The defendant faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison.

 

Assistant District Attorney Michael Delohery, Chief of the High Technology Crime Bureau is prosecuting the case.

 

 

 

 

Edward Lee III

 

In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of

Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is

merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed

innocent until and unless proven guilty.