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Jul 24, 2014 1:05 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Second Arrest In Rape Investigation; Two 14-Year-Old Victims

Aug 1, 2014 8:10 AM

UPDATE: Thursday, 1 p.m.

Travon Pettaway, 21, of Hampton Bays was also arrested in connection with the investigation, and has been charged with second-degree rape, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

According to police reports, Travon Pettaway was charged on July 28, five days after his cousin was arrested, with raping a different 14-year-old female.

He was remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside in lieu of $7,500 cash bail.


A 22-year-old Southampton man was arrested by Southampton Village Police this week and accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

Lester D. Pettaway was arrested at 10:06 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, following a report from Southampton Hospital of a possible sexual assault. Southampton Village Police responded to the hospital at 2:41 a.m. that morning and after an investigation placed Mr. Pettaway under arrest, charging him with second-degree rape, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, according to a press release issued on Thursday.

Mr. Pettaway was arraigned on Thursday morning, July 24, by Judge Barbara Wilson and has been remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside in lieu of $500,000 cash bail.

More information was not immediately available.

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If he was charged with rape why don't you report that he was arrested for rape, not for "having sex" with the 14 year old victim? There's a difference.
By nancyloo (13), Southampton on Jul 26, 14 2:58 PM
no there isnt - having sex with a 14 year old is rape - no way around that.

By jacks (70), hampton bays on Jul 31, 14 8:56 AM
That's my point. It should have been reported as being arrested for rape, not that he was arrested for "having sex" with a 14 year old. We are in agreement.
By nancyloo (13), Southampton on Jul 31, 14 1:39 PM
and he's named Lester! Can't make this stuff up…oh wait they already did
By Hambone (514), New York on Jul 31, 14 4:36 PM
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By Tommy Turbo (60), Deep River, CT on Jul 31, 14 6:49 PM