Darren Sharper, the former NFL safety, surrendered himself in to Los Angeles police Thursday night. Sharper tuned himself in after New Orleans police issued a warrant alleging he raped two women in 2013. He also faces similar charges in California and is under investigation in Arizona and Nevada.
Sharper had already been charged with raping and drugging two women in Los Angeles and was free on bail.
The former New Orleans Saints player surrendered at his attorney’s office to LAPD detectives. Police said he is being detained on the fugitive warrant from New Orleans.
In addition to Sharper, detectives and investigators with the Orleans Parish district attorney’s office obtained an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Eric Nunez, described as an acquaintance of the former football player.
Sharper is now accused of raping at least eight women and committing sexual battery against a woman in Miami.
New Orleans police had previously said they were investigating at least one rape allegation against Sharper.
Authorities revealed that detectives had learned that two woman were allegedly assaulted by Sharper, both on the night of Sept. 23.
Sharper faces life in prison if convicted in Louisiana.
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