‘You Light Up My Life’ Composer, Assistant, Arrested For Multiple Rapes via Craigslist

June 25, 2009

New York (ChattahBox) – The composer who was one of two to write the hit song ‘You Light Up My Life’ has been arrested after he was accused of raping at least 11 women that he met on Craigslist. And he wasn’t alone in the scheme.

According to authorities, 71-year-old Joseph Brooks and his assistant, 42-year-old Shawni Lucier, lured victims using Craigslist, promising a role to a beautiful young woman in an upcoming film. Lucier then interviewed them, arranged for them to fly to New York, and assisted Brooks in getting them drunk, before leaving the room to allow Brooks to have his way with them.

Brooks, allegedly, would then rape the girls and send them on their way, while Lucier covered their tracks. They have both been charged in the crimes.

“He told me he didn’t do any of these things,” Jeff Hoffman, Brooks’ lawyer, was quoted in the Telegraph.


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