Darren Sharper Charged With Rape in L.A.

Darren Sharper the former NFL star was charged with two counts of rape while using drugs  by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.  He faces 30 years in prison if convicted. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and four counts of furnishing a controlled substance. It is alleged that he raped at least seven women in Arizona, Louisiana and Nevada by luring them back to his hotel rooms and lacing their drinks with morphine and zolpidem (Ambien). There are going to be those who find it hard to believe that a handsome former NFL star would have to resort to drugging women to have sex. Rapists and sex molesters cannot be categorized under a simple and neat description. They transcend race, religion, gender and class.

As this case unfolds it is probable more women will reveal that they were sexually assaulted by this alleged serial rapist. It is so scary out there.  You really cannot let your guard down; but we tend to do that in a social setting where alcohol is readily available.  It is only human to meet someone who you find attractive and you allow yourself to become vulnerable. It is hard enough as a woman to accuse a man of rape now add the fact that he is famous.  As a woman you are quite aware of what you will be up against. "She is a whore and therefore she wanted it."  You are dealing with the horrendous act thrust upon you and you have to face public suspicion and degradation on top of that.  If the charges are true, I hope the women involved can get the justice they deserve.  There is no excuse for forcing anyone to have sex without their possession.  No one asks to be a victim.  Poor judgement does not warrant someone violating your body and your wishes.

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