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Ex-NFL Star Darren Sharper Sentenced To 20 Years For Drugging And Raping Two Women In West Hollywood
Former NFL safety Darren Sharper was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for drugging and raping women in two separate incidents at the same West Hollywood club. City News Service reports that Sharper will serve the 20-year sentence concurrently with a sentence he is already serving in Louisiana for similar crimes in several states.
The serial rapist, who had previously played for the Packers, the Vikings and the Saints before retiring from football in 2010, had previously accepted deals on charges of raping women in Arizona and Nevada, as well as in Louisiana. According to the L.A. Times, Sharper was accused of attacking more than a dozen women across the nation.
One of Sharper's victims told a downtown courtroom on Tuesday that the assault has left her in psychological anguish. “I have lost every bit of self confidence I’ve ever had and am always in fear while alone. It doesn’t matter whether it’s day or night, I can see a guy and automatically in my head think, ‘What if this guy tries to rape me?’” she said, according to the L.A. Times.
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