Darren Sharper denied bail in Arizona on sexual assault charges

Friday April 18th, 2014

Darren Sharper denied bail in Arizona sexual assault case Darren Sharper has been behind bars in Los Angeles since Feb. 27. (Nick Ut/AP)

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has had multiple women accuse him of sexual assault in the past six months -- he stands accused of raping nine women in five different states, though he currently only faces charges in two of those five states. Sharper's latest trouble came in Tempe, Ariz., where he was indicted last month on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs.

Sharper, who has been behind bars in Los Angeles on separate sexual assault charges since Feb. 27, saw his chances for being released on bail vanish on Thursday when a judge in Arizona requested that Sharper not be released because of evidence within the Arizona investigation that matches the former safety's DNA.

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“The court finds proof evident and the presumption great that Victim B was the victim of a sexual assault committed by Mr. Sharper,” Court Judge Warren Granville said, via USA Today. “The court will therefore affirm the no-bond finding with respect to [sexual assault].”

On top of the Arizona and California investigations, Sharper had a warrant issued against him in New Orleans, though no charges have been filed in that case.

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