ATTEMPTING TO HAVE SEX WITH A 13 YEAR OLD
County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Edward Lee
· 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.
appearance will be in
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.
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.