LESTER PETTAWAY, TRAVON PETTAWAY, COUSINS, CHARGED IN SEPARATE RAPES OF TWO 14-YEAR-OLD GIRLS IN SOUTHAMPTON, COPS SAY
Two cousins each face a statutory rape charged, accused in separate sex attacks on two 14year old girls they met online.
Lester D. Pettaway, 22, of Southampton, was ordered remanded to Suffolk County jail onThursday, charged with second-degree rape and with endangering the welfare of a child.
Travon E. Pettaway, 21, of Hampton Bays, was arrested by Southampton Village police onMonday, charging him with second-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child, chargesstemming from a related incident that occurred at the same time as the first incident, but with adifferent victim. The girls knew each other and agreed to a meeting after initial contactthrough social media. The girls had not met the cousins before that night. Once thegirls went to the home, owned by a Pettaway family member, they were pressured to have sex and thetwo told the cousins, no. After the alleged rapes, the girls fled the home and once calledrelatives who picked them up and took them to Southampton Hospital. Authorities therereported the alleged attacks to police.