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Former WRKO yakker Reese Hopkins, who was laid off last week from his mid-morning radio slot, was charged this morning and ordered held without bail on an outstanding criminal warrant issued out of New York.
Hopkins pleaded not guilty in Malden District Court on a fugitive from justice charge. He is due back in court Monday, unless New York police pick him up before then.
Malden police arrested Hopkins, who lives in Malden, last night. It wasn't immediately clear for what alleged crime the warrant was issued.
Hopkins' attorney, Paul Mishkin, said the New York incident allegedly occurred four years ago and was reported for the first time recently.
Mishkin said that Hopkins is negotiating with another radio station to stay in Boston.
Middlesex prosecutor Sean Casey asked the judge to hold Hopkins without bail.
Hopkins, who had the 10 a.m. to noon gab slot, and eight other Entercom Communications employees were laid off a week ago amid worries over the company's sinking stock value.
One day after he was laid off, Hopkins told the Herald that 500 people still planned to attend his listener appreciation bash at Anthony's in Malden, even though he was no longer on the air.
"The party is still on," he said at the time.
WRKO replaced Hopkins with the syndicated, conservative Laura Ingraham show.

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Ex-WRKO host facing rape charge

By Jessica Fargen and Jessica Heslam
Thursday, October 23, 2008 - Updated 4m ago









Former WRKO yakker Reese Hopkins, who was laid off last week from his mid-morning radio slot, was charged this morning and ordered held without bail on an outstanding criminal warrant for rape out of New York City, according to a criminal complaint.
Hopkins, who is listed as Edward M. Hopkins, pleaded not guilty in Malden District Court on a fugitive from justice without warrant charge. Court paperwork shows Hopkins is waiving extradition and his attorney said he is scheduled to return to New York tomorrow.
Police arrested Hopkins, who lives in Malden, last night.
After court, Hopkins denied the charge as he was being led into a Middlesex County Sheriff's van.
"She charged me on Oct. 1 of 2004. I was living in Manchester, Conn. I couldn't have been there," he said, wearing shackles and appearing disheveled. "She was a former friend of my daughter."
Hopkins is charged with rape, according to the application for criminal complaint filed in Malden District Court.
Hopkins' girlfriend, who declined to give her name, called the allegations a "vendetta."
"He's a warm, loving, good-natured person. It's a false allegation," said his girlfriend of seven years. She said Hopkins was arrested as the couple headed out to dinner.
Hopkins was asked about a possible vendetta as he was leaving.
"I believe it might be but I don't know why," he said.
Hopkins' attorney, Paul Mishkin, said the New York incident allegedly occurred four years ago and was reported for the first time recently.
Hopkins, who had the 10 a.m. to noon gab slot, and eight other Entercom Communications employees were laid off a week ago amid worries over the company's sinking stock value.

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WRKO is dieing. Once Howie leaves or dies its over.
I dont know about that. With Dennis and Callahan, Dale & Holley, and the Big Show I think they will be ok. This is the number 2 sports market in the country (just behind New York) and weei has cornered it.
 

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Radio host: 'I'm fighting for my life'

Arraigned on rape raps


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UNDER FIRE: Former WRKO radio host Reese Hopkins, seen here being escorted by detectives in New York, was arraigned yesterday on two counts of raping a child.

NEW YORK - A "humiliated" Reese Hopkins, speaking to the Herald in a Manhattan courtroom last night moments before being arraigned on charges he raped an 11-year-old girl, said his career in radio is over.
"No one in radio will touch me again, even if I'm found innocent," said the ex-WRKO radio host.
"Maybe I'll go back to work in the tile company. The kids got to eat. I wasn't in it for the fame. I was in it because I loved it," said Hopkins, who has a son and two stepchildren.
Hopkins, 39, was arraigned last night on one count of rape in the second degree and one count of rape in the first degree. The district attorney's felony complaint said the girl, then 11, was assaulted from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2004, at Hopkins' girlfriend's Upper East Side apartment. The judge set bail at $100,000 cash or $300,000 bond. A grand jury yesterday also indicted Hopkins on forcible rape, statutory rape and endangering the welfare of a child.
Hopkins' defense lawyer told the judge last night that the alleged victim made a prior complaint to child welfare authorities that Hopkins had molested his stepdaughter, but the charge was found to be without merit. Lawyer Keith Cavet said the stepdaughter was forbidden from playing with the girl, saying the girl was "hypersexualized" and showed the stepdaughter pornography.
The alleged victim, now 16, told her mother this past summer about the alleged sexual assault, authorities said. Her mother called police. The mother was in Manhattan Criminal Court last night but declined comment.
Hopkins, while awaiting arraignment, told the Herald, "It's humiliating, especially when you know you didn't do anything. The proof is there."
Hopkins said from July 2004 to January 2005 he lived at the Fountain View apartments in Manchester, Conn. - not in Manhattan.
He said he worked for Clear Channel Communications in Hartford, Conn., from February 2004 to January 2005 and was on Power 104.1 FM from 6 to 10 a.m. on the "Star and Buc Wild" show. He said his stepson, now 11, was going to school in Manchester, Conn.
"I haven't lived in New York City since February of 2004," he said. He said he was not in New York City on the day of the alleged incident.
"I'm fighting for my life," he said. He also urged the media to leave the alleged victim alone.
"She doesn't deserve that kind of attention. She's a kid. The only thing I want is to clear is my name," he said.

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Ex-WRKO host pleads not guilty in kid rape

Ousted WRKO radio talk host Reese Hopkins, busted last month on allegations of child rape, admitted to police that he kept porn in his Manhattan apartment but said it was "always locked up and away from the kids," according to court filings.
Hopkins' statement was made public yesterday as he was arraigned in New York State Supreme Court. A grand jury indicted him last month on two counts of rape in the first degree and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Hopkins, who is currently locked up on Rikers Island, pleaded not guilty to the charges, said his lawyer, who declined further comment. Hopkins was arrested Oct. 22 at his Malden apartment.
"There was porn in the house but it was always locked up and away from the kids," Hopkins told Manhattan Detective Robert Arbuiso at Malden police headquarters after his arrest. He was arraigned the next day on a fugitive of justice charge on the New York warrant.
Hopkins told the Gotham detective that he knew the alleged victim's family because the girl was a friend of his girlfriend's daughter.
Hopkins is accused of raping, acting in a sexually inappropriate manner and showing porn to the victim - starting when she was 11 years old - in 2004 at the New York apartment he shared with his then-girlfriend, Claudia Tessler, and her kids.
Hopkins was apparently aware of the probe prior to his arrest. "The district attorney kept calling to speak with (redacted) about something, but the DA canceled four separate appointments. Claudia told me there was an allegation of a sexual nature related to me and (redacted)," Hopkins told Arbuiso, according to the court filing.
The alleged victim told her mother of the rape last April.

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Ex-WRKO Reese Hopkins host charged in 2nd assault

Ex-WRKO radio host Reese Hopkins - behind bars nearly two years on accusations he raped an 11-year-old Manhattan girl - has now been indicted on charges he sexually assaulted a second underage girl, the Herald has learned.
A second grand jury was recently convened to hear evidence in connection with the case against the station's former mid-morning yakker, according to a copy of the indictment obtained by the Herald.
The grand jury indicted Hopkins on allegations he sexually assaulted a second unidentified Gotham girl in 2004, charging him with sexual abuse in the second degree on a child less than 14 years old and endangering the welfare of a child less than 17 years old.

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