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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Ex-NFL star, Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for rape

Former NFL star, Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison and ordered to register for life as a sex offender for drugging and raping two women.


41-year-old Sharper pleaded no contest two years ago to two counts of rape by use of drugs. The disgraced football player also pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to distribute drugs with the intent to commit rape.

On Oct. 30, 2013, Sharper met two women at a nightclub in West Hollywood and invited them to another party before taking them up to his hotel room. He gave each woman a drink and both passed out. One of them woke up naked hours later with Sharper sexually assaulting her, and the second woman “interrupted his actions,” according the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office statement obtained by PEOPLE.

On Jan. 13, 2014, Sharper met two separate women at the same club and again invited them to a party, said he had to stop at his hotel room, and invited both up to his room. He offered them both a drink and each passed out, and when they woke up hours later, one of the women believed she had been sexually assaulted.

Last year, Sharper pleaded guilty in Louisiana state court to two counts of forcible rape and one count of simple rape following incidents in August and September 2013.

Sharper will serve his California sentence concurrently with an 18-year-sentence given in Louisiana for similar crimes, but he was given credit for 2,017 days already served, according to ABC News.

Sharper is appealing the federal judge’s sentence, according to court records.


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