Former NFL Player Indicted

Former NFL player Darren Sharper, was indicted for sex-related offenses that occurred in Tempe, Arizona. The former star is alleged to have used Ambien to drug women and sexually assault them while they were passed out.

Prison Stairs

Under A.R.S. § 13-1406, if convicted, Sharper would face a minimum of 5.25 years in jail. The statute provides a sentence enhancement of 3 years for persons who use flunitrazepam, gamma hydroxy butyrate or ketamine hydrochloride without the victim’s knowledge during the course of a sexual assault; however, Ambien may not fall into that class. The sentence, if he is convicted, could be further enhanced if he has been convicted of prior felonies. The minimum sentence for someone who has two prior felonies would be 14 years.

Sharper has been accused of many similar cases in other states including California and Nevada. Several jurisdictions have already filed charges and are all looking for their turn to prosecute.

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