"If a woman says, 'He's the guy that raped me,' and you have corroborating evidence to show they were together and she went to the hospital and she can identify him, that guy goes to jail." Sharper did not — and continued an unchecked crime spree that ended only with his arrest in Los Angeles last year after sexually assaulting four women in 24 hours. He agreed to plead guilty or no contest to raping or attempting to rape nine women in four states.
The pending deal allows his possible release after serving half of a 20-year sentence — a strikingly light punishment that has drawn widespread criticism.
His 14-year-career is going down the drained as he surrendered yesterday at his L. take their relationship to the next level, but that ship never sailed.
Perhaps most critically, police did not inquire into Sharper's history.
Had they done so, they would have detected a chilling predatory pattern that strongly bolstered the women's accounts.
They've been supposingly dating since May and her marriage is over with Christopher Howard earlier this year.
By now, you have probably heard about the fall out of former NFL safety, Darren Sharper.
Sharper typically chose victims who were white women in their early 20s, records show.
He picked them up in pairs at nightclubs, and took them home to his hotel or residence.
But prosecutors and police often do not seek out other possible victims.
One recent assessment called the reform effort "a failure." The FBI also created a database to contain detailed case descriptions to help police capture serial rapists who operate across state lines. Of 79,770 rapes reported to police in 2013, only 240 cases were entered into the database — 0.3 percent.
Sharper's rampage of druggings and rapes could have been prevented, according to a two-month investigation by Pro Publica and The New Orleans Advocate based on police records in five states, hundreds of pages of court documents and dozens of interviews across the country.