Darren Sharper Sentenced 20 Years
Today, Darren Sharper was sentenced to 20 years in prison for drugging and raping two women in Los Angeles, capping a case in which the former NFL star was accused of attacking multiple women across the country. According to a report, Sharper was sentenced as part of a plea deal he reached last year — a “global resolution” that his attorneys said helped resolve sexual assault cases filed against him in multiple states.
Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor noted the statements that the woman and another victim gave as he sentenced Sharper.
I dare say that I cannot speak more eloquently or passionately about the horrible misconduct of Mr. Sharper and the unfathomable effect he has had on the two alleged victims. I think their individual statements speak volumes as to this disgraceful abuse of trust and the behavior of Mr. Sharper.
After he was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in January 2014, women in other cities came forward alleging similar attacks. He has been convicted of drugging and raping nine women in Los Angeles, Nevada, Arizona and Louisiana. In August, a New Orleans judge sentenced him to more than 18 years for the attacks. The judge said a federal presentencing report indicated there were 16 victims. The sentence in LA is to be served at the same time as others around the country.