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Young rapper’s care raises concerns

Complaint filed against father

Brockton police have filed a child abuse and neglect complaint against the father of Luie Rivera, a 9-year-old Brockton boy who raps under the name Lil Poopy, an officer said Monday.

Rivera, a member of the rap group Coke Boys, stars in several online rap videos, such as “Coke Ain’t a Bad Word,” in which he is shown gambling and engaging in sexually ­suggestive activity with adult women.

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Lieutenant William Hallisey said Brockton police petitioned the Department of Children and Families to investigate Luis Rivera, the boy’s father, for child abuse or ­neglect in relation to the videos.

“He’s not doing anything wrong; he’s acting,” Rivera told The Enterprise newspaper of Brockton.

No one from the Rivera family or the Coke Boys rap group could be immediately contacted.

There are no criminal charges against Rivera, Hallisey said.

Cayenne Isaksen, a spokeswoman for the Department of Children and Families, said that the department had ­received a Chapter 51A report from police regarding Rivera and that it is pursuing an ­investigation.

Todd Feathers can be reached at todd.feathers@globe.com. ­Follow him on Twitter at @ToddFeathers.
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