Tags: Sharper | NFL | rapes | California

NFL Star Held Over Rape Charges in Three States

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 03:50 PM

 

A judge rejected a request for ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper to be released from custody after new charges were filed in Arizona, adding to alleged sex crimes in Los Angeles and New Orleans.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Renee Korn ordered the 38-year-old to remain jailed without bail following an announcement of the new drug and sexual assault charges in Arizona.

Sharper, charged in California with drugging and raping two women and accused in New Orleans on two counts of aggravated rape, surrendered to police in Los Angeles last month, to be held in LA's Men's Central Jail.

Sharper's lawyers had asked the judge to let the former football star be released on house arrest and electronic monitoring, and to surrender in Arizona in connection with the charges on which Sharper was indicted this week.

But prosecutors requested he remain held without bail in Los Angeles, and the judge agreed.

The judge noted that the Arizona case — in which Sharper is charged with two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs last November, was "entirely different" from the New Orleans charges.

In New Orleans, police have issued an arrest warrant alleging that he raped two women last September, but have not filed charges.

Sharper, who won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2010 but retired later that year after 14 NFL seasons, has pleaded not guilty to the LA charges, which stemmed from alleged rapes in October and January this year.

The LA judge scheduled a new bail hearing for March 24.

© AFP 2015

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

House Committee Slams VA for Not Releasing Health Data

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 22:56 PM

The Department of Veterans Affairs came under fire Wednesday for holding back information crucial to overseeing its aili . . .

Mike Huckabee: Misquote on 'Trashy Women' Was No Mistake

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 22:51 PM

Former Fox News host Mike Huckabee says it was no mistake when the website Politico reported that he said the women of F . . .

Senate Health Panel Leaving Out Obamacare Opponents

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 22:21 PM

With the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) scheduled to hold hearings Thursday morning on wh . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved