NEW INFORMATION: Judge says Sharper can't be held indefinitely in jail

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper cannot be held without bail indefinitely in a sex assault case in Los Angeles but gave Louisiana prosecutors more time to indict him before allowing his release in California.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Renee Korn issued the ruling Friday after hearing arguments from Sharper's attorneys that the athlete should be released on bail.

Sharper has not been charged in New Orleans but faces charges in Los Angeles of drugging and raping two women.

Korn gave prosecutors until March 13 to present an indictment from New Orleans.

Sharper has pleaded not guilty in the California case and was free on $1 million bail until an arrest warrant was issued in New Orleans,

The warrant states that police detectives in New Orleans learned from witnesses that Sharper and an associate acknowledged having nonconsensual sex with two women.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) --A New Orleans arrest warrant says detectives learned from witnesses that former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper and an associate acknowledged they had nonconsensual sex with two women.

The warrant was released by New Orleans police on Thursday in an investigation of Sharper and associate Erik Nunez.

The warrant does not elaborate on the allegations by witnesses.

Sharper remains in a Los Angeles jail after pleading not guilty to rape and drug charges in California. His attorneys were set to argue for his release Friday afternoon.

Louisiana prosecutors have not yet formally charged Sharper.

The athlete's Los Angeles-based attorney Blair Berk referred a call for comment to Sharper's New Orleans lawyer, Jason Williams, who was not immediately available.

Nunez has been arrested in New Orleans, where a judge on Friday set bail for at $400,000. His lawyer Herbert Larson there is no evidence against his client.


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