After Receiving 18-Year Sentence, Darren Sharper Receives an Additional 20 Years
Former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper is now a convicted serial rapist, as he was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for multiple rapes in multiple cities last week. That was just the tip of the iceberg, as Sharper received an additional 20-year sentence from the state of Louisiana for the sexual assaults that he committed in that state.
“Following tearful and angry testimony from two of Sharper’s victims, New Orleans Criminal Court Judge Karen Herman sentenced Sharper in two forcible rapes and one simple rape, stating, “I find this sentence to be woefully inadequate. Had you been convicted by a jury of your peers, you would not be getting the sentence you are getting.” Herman noted that she gave the sentence as part of the plea bargain involving four state jurisdictions and the 18-year sentence Sharper received last week in federal court.
The two victims who testified Thursday said they continue to suffer from depression, isolation, fear and insomnia since the drug-induced rapes. One of the victims told Sharper from the witness stand, “You’re a sick individual.” The victim completed her statement with, “I have to express forgiveness before moving on. So I want to say I forgive you. Hopefully God uses this dreadful experience to protect all women who may meet someone like you.””
It’s not over yet, because California and Nevada also have a date with Sharper for the sexual assaults he committed in those states as well.