October 24, 2008

Reese Hopkins "Crossover" charged with rape

Did radio station WRKO know about the impending arrest before they fired him for "budget cost" reasons on Monday?

Boston Herald Former WRKO yakker Reese Hopkins, who was laid off last week from his midmorning radio slot, was ordered held without bail today and will be transported to New York City to face charges that he raped a 12-year-old girl, according to the New York district attorney’s office and police.

Hopkins, 39, is charged with one count of first-degree rape and one count of second-degree rape, said Manhattan district attorney spokeswoman Jennifer Kushner. The rape allegedly occurred four years ago.

New York police Detective Martin Speechley said the victim, who was 12 at the time of the alleged rape, was visiting a friend’s apartment in Manhattan when Hopkins allegedly raped her. More in the Boston Herald>>

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