Darren Sharper requested in New Orleans to face rape charges

Tuesday January 13th, 2015

Federal prosecutors have filed a motion asking for former NFL safety Darren Sharper to be brought to New Orleans to face charges of allegedly drugging and raping women, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

The motion asks for Sharper to be brought to the city by Feb. 23 for his arraignment on drug conspiracy charges. He is currently in Los Angeles, where he has been held without bond since being arrested on rape charges on Feb. 27, 2014. 

Sharper is due to have a hearing in Los Angeles County on Jan. 27.

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From the Times-Picayune:

The government's motion asks that Sharper remain in federal custody until his federal case in New Orleans is closed, and then he would be returned to the custody of authorities in Los Angeles, where he faces rape charges.

In December, Sharper was indicted in New Orleans on two counts of aggravated rape and a count of simple rape. 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.

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.

- Molly Geary

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