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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Darren Sharper indicted on rape charges, facing life in prison


Former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper has been indicted on rape charges, according to Ken Daley of The Times-Picayune.

Sharper was reportedly indicted on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of simple rape. Law enforcement officials believe the former Pro Bowler — along with two other men — raped two women at a New Orleans condo in 2013.

Sharper, who last played for the New Orleans Saints in 2010, was essentially accused of being a serial rapist earlier this year after he was suspected of at least seven rapes and 11 druggings.

Despite claiming to have video evidence that would prove his innocence, Sharper surrendered in February after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Witnesses later claimed that Sharper admitted to them that he raped women.

Sharper, 39, has been in jail since February. In addition to Friday’s indictment, he has also been indicted in Arizona on charges that he drugged three women and sexually assaulted two of them. He could face life in prison if convicted of rape in Louisiana.

You can read the entire history of the rape accusations against Sharper here.

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