The question is still, What took to so long? As well as, That’s all? Today (Nov. 29), former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced to 20 years in prison on multiple rape charges.
Sharper was accused of drugging and raping multiple women across numerous states, but still managed to get a deal. Back in August, it was reported that his sentence was to be 18 years.
Reports the Los Angeles Times:
Sharper was sentenced as part of a plea deal he reached last year — a “global resolution” that his attorneys said helped resolve sexual assault cases filed against him in multiple states.
“I can only imagine myself lying there like a vegetable while he took advantage of my body without my permission,” one of the victims said in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday. “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?’”
Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor noted the statements that the woman and another victim gave as he sentenced Sharper.
“I dare say that I cannot speak more eloquently or passionately about the horrible misconduct of Mr. Sharper and the unfathomable effect he has had on the two alleged victims,” the judge said. “I think their individual statements speak volumes as to this disgraceful abuse of trust and the behavior of Mr. Sharper.”
Mr. Sharper will not be missed.
Don’t drop the soap.
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