Tempe police report details rape allegations against former NFL star Darren Sharper - East Valley Tribune: Tempe

Tempe police report details rape allegations against former NFL star Darren Sharper

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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:00 am

The 44-page report was released to ABC15 Tuesday and includes witness and victim statements surrounding allegations that Sharper drugged two women before sexually assaulting them last November.

Much of the report has been redacted in an apparent effort to protect the identities of those involved.

Read the entire Tempe police report .

According to the report, the two women told police that they spent an evening out at two Scottsdale clubs with Sharper and several friends before eventually returning to an apartment complex near ASU's Sun Devil Stadium. One of the women told police she believed one of Sharper's friends plays or had played for the Arizona Cardinals, but said he did not leave the club with the group.

Once back at the apartment, according to the report, Sharper began making shots for the women to drink.

One of the victims reportedly told police she remembers feeling like she had been "drugged." According to the report, the victim claimed to feel dizzy and have coordination issues before passing out and waking up the next morning.

The two women both confronted Sharper later that day about the alleged assaults, and to figure out what was in the shots, according to the report. Sharper said he didn't remember what happened the night before and denied any claims.

A nurse told police that she did not notice any signs of trauma on one of the victims, and couldn't visually tell that a sexual assault had occurred, the report stated.

Sharper eventually left the Valley on a flight to Los Angeles, where he is now facing more sexual assault charges.

Tempe Sgt. Michael Pooley said detectives traveled to California to question Sharper, but the ex-NFL star declined to speak with them.

Police have opened an investigation and tested the shot glasses found in the Tempe apartment. Police said a chemical similar to Ambien, a sleeping aid, was discovered.

Authorities also confiscated bedding and clothing.

According to court paperwork from California, prosecutors say Sharper is connected to seven rape investigations in four states, including Arizona, Nevada and Louisiana, and want him to be held on $10,000,000 bail.

The five-time NFL pro bowler is currently out on $200,000 bail and ordered to remain in Los Angeles.

A hearing to address the increase in bail is expected to take place on Friday.

Sharper has not been officially charged in Tempe.

Sources tell ABC15 authorities are investigating the possibility that there may be additional victims.

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