Former Packers, Vikings and Saints safety Darren Sharper was formally charged with rape in a Los Angeles court room Friday morning, and the details emerging from the proceedings are pretty sickening to say the least.
Police say Sharper drugged and raped at least four women, two at a time, in two separate incidents several months apart. But there could be more.
Officials allege that Sharper met two women in a Los Angeles nightclub last October 30th and invited them back to his hotel room. There Sharper allegedly drugged the two women and raped them.
Both women awoke in the middle of being assaulted, and one of them was able to stop the act from proceeding.
Sharper allegedly pulled this same routine again on January 14th of this year, haunting the same nightclub and once again picking up two women, returning to his hotel room with them, drugging them into unconsciousness and raping them. Both victims sought medical attention.
Sharper was arrested on January 17th and released on $200,000 bond. Cops say Sharper was in possession of morphine, one of the drugs he used to knock out the women, at the time of his arrest.
Sharper has been charged with two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance, all felonies. Sharper faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
Officials are recommending that the judge set Sharper’s bail at $100 million. Sharper is also suspected of raping women in three other states.
Sharper has denied the allegations, saying his January 14th encounter was consensual.