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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Former NFL Player Darren Sharper Charged in Rape Cases

     Former NFL star Darren Sharper, wanted in New Orleans in connection with the alleged rapes of two women, has turned himself in to the Los Angeles authorities….Sharper made arrangements to surrender to Los Angeles police and did so on February 27, 2014…The Orleans Parish district attorney's office said Sharper, 28, and Erik Nunez, 26, each with two counts of aggravated rape. If convicted, the two men face a possible sentence of life in prison without parole.

     The New Orleans charges are in addition to charges Sharper already faces in California….He pleaded not guilty to the California charges, which included two counts of rape by use of drugs….

     Prosecutors in Louisiana said the two alleged rapes occurred on September 23, 2013 in a New Orleans apartment. The alleged rapes in California occurred in October 2013 and in January 2014….

Paul Vercammen and Saeed Ahmen, "Former NFL Star Darren Sharper, Facing Fresh Rape Charges, Turns Himself In," CNN, February 28, 2014 

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