Former NFL safety Darren Sharper was sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two women and drugging two others, bringing an end to a case that has spanned four states and taken almost three years to complete. Sharper, 41, pleaded guilty in Louisiana state court last year to two counts of forcible rape for drugging and assaulting two women and one count of simple rape stemming from two separate incidents in August and September involving three women. Sharper also pleaded guilty last year in a New Orleans federal court to three counts of conspiracy to distribute drugs with the intent to commit rape after authorities say he and another man spiked women's drinks with anti-anxiety drugs so they could rape them. An earlier multi-jurisdiction "global" plea deal, which would have called for Sharper to serve nine years in prison, was rejected in June by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. Sharper has been in jail since February after being arrested in Los Angeles following the first rape allegations. Sharper also has faced cases in Arizona and Nevada.
Prosecutors turn over evidence in Darren Sharper date-rape case
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Earlier today, details started to emerge about the charges against Darren Sharper, former NFL safety, and the alleged rapes he is connected to. As the day went on, more information made its way out, adding to the scope of the accusations, and at times conflating details. In short, Sharper, 38, is accused of using Zolpidem Ambien and morphine to drug women and rape them. He was arrested on Jan.
Rape victim to Darren Sharper at sentencing: "Go to hell"
Darren Mallory Sharper born November 3, is a former American football safety and former broadcaster. He finished his career with 63 interceptions, sixth on the NFL's all-time leader list at the time of his retirement. His 13 defensive touchdowns are tied for the most all-time. In , Sharper was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple rape and drug-related charges.
He had pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges in federal court in New Orleans and state courts in Louisiana, Arizona, California and Nevada. Prosecutors had suggested a nine-year prison term for Sharper under a multiple-jurisdictional plea deal, but Milazzo rejected that as too lenient in June. The sentence was 15 months short of the maximum. Sharper pleaded guilty in federal court to three counts of distributing drugs with rape as the aim. Charges around the country involve nine women, but Milazzo has said in court that there may be as many as