NYC prosecutor: former WRKO host Reese Hopkins abused 2 girls
By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 8, 2011 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Local Coverage
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NEW YORK — A Manhattan prosecutor says a former WRKO radio host who called himself the “Crossover Negro” sexually abused two 11-year-old girls in 2004 and forcibly raped one of them.
One of the girls was the daughter of radio personality Edward Maurice Hopkins’ companion and the other was her best friend.
Assistant District Attorney Rachel Ferrari said Tuesday Hopkins had the two girls masturbate him as he lay on his back in his Manhattan apartment and that he later raped the friend.
Hopkins’ attorney, David J. Cohen, said the charges were false.
Cohen said Hopkins was a good father figure to his companion’s two children, including the girl he is charged with abusing.
The two lawyers made opening statements Tuesday in Hopkins’ trial on rape and sexual abuse charges.
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