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Saints News, 1/24/14: NOPD Details Rape Allegation Against Former Saint Darren Sharper

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According to the NOPD report, an unnamed woman alleged that Sharper raped her on the morning of Sept. 23, after they met at a bar and he took her to his apartment in the Central Business District. According to the report, which was made on the morning of Sept. 24, the accuser stated that she consumed a large amount of alcohol at a couple of bars. She said she met Sharper at one of the bars, then he later took her to his apartment and sexually assaulted her. She said she did not consent to any sexual encounter. Last week, Sharper was arrested, booked and released on $200,000 bail in Los Angeles. The LAPD said it is investigating Sharper in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred in the West Los Angeles area, one in October and one this month.

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Darren Sharper Faces Rape Allegations in New Orleans and Los Angeles

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Police report alleges Sharper had non-consenual sex with woman he met in New Orleans bar | ProFootballTalk
Not much is known about the charges former NFL safety Darren Sharper faces in California for suspicion of rape. In New Orleans, the police report regarding similar allegations has been publicly released.

Woman says after meeting Darren Sharper at bar, he raped her at his CBD apartment: NOPD report | NOLA.com
A woman told an NOPD detective she met former Saints star safety Darren Sharper at a bar in September then he took her back to his apartment in the Central Business District where he raped her, according to a police report released Friday.

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