Darren Sharper indicted on rape charges in New Orleans

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Former NFL star Darren Sharper indicted on rape charges
Friday December 12th, 2014

Former Saints safety Darren Sharper has been indicted in New Orleans on two counts of aggravated rape and a count of simple rape, a spokesman for the district attorney's office announced Friday.

The two counts of aggravated rape stem from an accusation that he sexually assaulted two impaired women at his apartment in September 2013. The simple rape charge comes from a separate incident with a different woman in August 2013.

Another man, Erik Nunez, was also charged with two counts of aggravated rape for his involvement with the woman, while Sharper's friend Brandon Licciardi was indicted on a charge of aggravated rape from February 2013.

ROSENBERG/EVANS: The case against Darren Sharper

Sharper was jailed in California in February on charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub. He was also charged with sexually assaulting two women in Arizona.

A preliminary hearing for his charges in Los Angeles was recently delayed and is expected to be moved to January.

If convicted in New Orleans, Sharper could face a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

- Molly Geary

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