Cops Find 2 New Victims of "Light Up My Life" Writer: Prosecutor

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 PM EDT
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Cops Find 2 New Victims of "Light Up My Life" Writer: Prosecutor

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Joseph Brooks, 71, is accused of raping or sexually assaulting at least 11 women, nine of whom responded to one of his ads on Craigslist.

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Prosecutors say they've found two more women molested by "You Light Up My Life" writer Joseph Brooks. He was already accused of forcing himself on a series of women lured to his Manhattan apartment for supposed acting auditions.

The Academy Award-winning composer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to additional charges including predatory sexual assault, which carries a potential life sentence. He's now accused of abusing 13 women.

Prosecutors want a court to boost his $250,000 bail. Defense lawyer Jeffrey Hoffman says that's unwarranted because the 71-year-old Brooks has consistently come to court.

Brooks won an Oscar for best original song for the Debby Boone ballad "You Light Up My Life." He also wrote and directed the eponymous 1977 movie.

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