BUFFALO, NY-- The Ottawa Senators Assistant General Manager Randy Lee faces a charge of 2nd degree harassment in Buffalo.
According to Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Lee is accused of harassing the 19-year-old male driver of a hotel shuttle.
Flynn says the Lee was picked up Wednesday night around 10:30 P.M. at 716 and was being driven back to the Westin Hotel on Delaware Avenue.
The 19-year-old driver of the shuttle alleges that Lee asked if he could sit in the front seat, and during the drive placed his hands on the driver's shoulders and made lewd comments. According to the district attorney, the teen asked Lee to stop but he says Lee placed his hands on his shoulders again and began rubbing them. The teen alleges that when they arrived at the hotel, Lee made a lewd comment about his genitals.
The teen reported the interaction to the head of Westin security who then contacted Buffalo Police.
Thomas Long, General Manager at The Westin Buffalo issued this statement: "We are fully cooperating with authorities in this criminal investigation and refer all comment to local police."
The harassment charge is a violation. Lee is due back in court on Monday morning.
The NHL Scouting Combine is being held in Buffalo this weekend.
Lee has been with the Ottawa Senators for 24 seasons. 2 On Your Side has reached out to the Ottawa Senators for a statement.
An earlier version of the story said the alleged incident took place at 10:30 A.M. Thursday. The Erie County District Attorney's office has since corrected themselves to say it happened at 10:30 P.M. Wednesday night.