Prosecutors To Retry Former Boston Talker On Molestation Charges
July 19, 2011 at 3:59 AM (PT)
Prosecutors plan to retry former ENTERCOM Talk WRKO-A/BOSTON midday host REESE HOPKINS' on sexual molestation charges, reports the BOSTON HERALD's JESSICA HESLAM. HOPKINS' first trial on the charges ended in a mistrial as the jury deadlocked after two days of deliberation.
“The DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN case is a perfect example of the district attorney’s office and the special victims units’ policy of you accuse, we arrest without properly investigating or vetting the accuser as they would any other crime,” HOPKINS said, adding, "“I look forward to facing my accuser a second time to finally put the lies and the pre-judgment of my innocence, or guilt, therefore, behind me."
HOPKINS was arrested in OCTOBER 2008 and accused of sexually abusing two 11-year-old girls and raping one of them in 2004; one of the girls was HOPKINS' girlfriend's daughter and the other was a friend of the daughter. He had been held in prison since being charged in OCTOBER 2008 and has been adamant in asserting his innocence.