The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has serious doubts about a woman’s claims that she was raped by Greg Kelly, the TV-anchor son of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and is leaning toward not filing criminal charges, sources told The Post.
Investigators “don’t buy her story,” a source said yesterday of the woman, a law-firm paralegal who told probers that Greg Kelly got her pregnant during the alleged attack and that she had an abortion.
“It sounds like a bunch of BS.”
Another source said, “It sounds like she got caught [cheating] by her boyfriend, and then he forces her hand: ‘If you’re not lying, you better report.’ ”
The DA’s office is suspicious of the accuser for several reasons, including a three-month lag in reporting the alleged rape to police. Sources told The Post last night that the woman doesn’t remember some details of what Kelly did to her — because she was so intoxicated — but claims she knows they had sex and she didn’t consent.
Investigators also have doubts that a rape victim would stay in contact with her supposed attacker, as the woman claims she did, the sources said.
“The length of time” the woman took to complain “is a problem,” the source said.
And “you don’t communicate with someone who raped you.”
Another law-enforcement source echoed the suspicion: “The fact pattern is very suspicious . . . It just reeks of BS.”
And investigators were surprised that her boyfriend would confront Ray Kelly directly at a public event well before she ever contacted cops herself, which the NYPD has confirmed.
Greg Kelly, through his lawyer, has given the DA’s office text messages he exchanged with the woman after the encounter, which he hopes will help him avoid charges, sources said.
The woman claims she was attacked on Oct. 8 in a downtown office after a boozy night with the unmarried Kelly, who is the co-anchor of Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” and a former US Marine.
She told detectives that she met him on the street and that they went out drinking at the South Street Seaport.
They ended up at the Financial District law firm where she works instead of going to her apartment, because her boyfriend was there, she told cops.
The woman believes Kelly sexually assaulted her in the office — but does not recall some details because she was so drunk, sources said. People who saw her leave the law offices later said she did not appear upset, according to the sources.
The woman and Greg Kelly later communicated with each other — reportedly through texts and e-mails — although it is not clear whether she told him she was pregnant, the sources said.
She finally went to the 13th Precinct station house Tuesday with her sister to report the alleged attack. She told detectives she knew Greg Kelly was the father because she was not having sex with her boyfriend at the time, according to the sources.
She said she terminated the pregnancy.
Shortly after the alleged rape, the accuser’s boyfriend confronted Kelly’s dad while the commissioner was at a function.
“Commissioner Kelly was approached by an unknown individual at a public event who told him that his son had ‘ruined my girlfriend’s life,’ ” said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.
“Commissioner Kelly asked him to explain, and the man said he didn’t want to discuss it there, so the commissioner told him to put it in writing and send it to him.”
The NYPD referred the case to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to avoid a possible conflict of interest, given that Kelly’s father is the department’s top cop, sources said.
Despite their skepticism, DA investigators and prosecutors plan to proceed cautiously before deciding whether to file charges against Kelly, sources said.
Vance and his staff were stung last year by criticism that they rushed an indictment on sex-assault charges against then-International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
They were forced to drop the case after admitting that the hotel maid who made that complaint was not credible as a witness because of her lies on other issues.
Sources said that controversy — as well as concerns of being seen as biased in favor of the Police Department — are in DA staffers’ minds as they review the Kelly case.
In an ironic twist, Vance appeared on “Good Day New York” Tuesday — the day the alleged victim went to cops — and was grilled over his handling of the DSK case.
“Your office chose not to prosecute Dominique Strauss-Kahn for an alleged sexual assault,” Greg Kelly said.
“A lot of people were frustrated, they thought Nafissatou Diallo [the maid] had a strong case that at least should have gone to trial. Why did your office chose not to prosecute DSK?”
Vance replied, “Quite simply, I think this is a case where I think our office handled it appropriately at every stage.”
Kelly pressed on, saying, “Some have raised the concern that perhaps if she were a more prominent citizen, member of the community, she would not have been subjected to that kind of interrogation.”
Vance retorted, “Greg…I don’t know who is communicating that to you, but I believe that’s a misimpression and an incorrect assessment of the case.”
Greg Kelly’s lawyer, Andrew Lankler, spoke with the DA’s office yesterday. He did not respond to repeated requests for comment, including questions about whether the woman told Kelly she became pregnant from their alleged encounter.
In an earlier statement, Lankler said Kelly “strenuously denies any wrongdoing of any kind and is cooperating fully with the district attorney’s investigation.
“We know the district attorney’s investigation will prove Mr. Kelly’s innocence.”
Kelly yesterday took a leave of absence from Fox 5. The station is a division of News Corp., which also owns The Post.
Kelly has hired p.r. maven Ken Sunshine, who declined to comment. The DA’s office also declined to comment.
Mayor Bloomberg defended Commissioner Kelly’s telling the woman’s boyfriend to write a letter with his claims.
“If you have a complaint… write it, and we take every complaint seriously,” he said. “In this case, I think the Police Department did exactly what they should do — they right away turned over the investigation to the district attorney because you won’t want the appearance of a conflict of interest, which, obviously, you would have when it’s the son of the commissioner.
“As far as I know, [Greg] Kelly has not been charged with anything. I don’t know how that’s going to turn out.”
ABC News reported that a friend of the woman said the accuser became “an emotional cripple” after the incident.