Los Angeles County prosecutors plan to ask a judge to increase the bail to $10 million for former NFL player Darren Sharper.
Sharper, 38 is charged with raping women in four states: California, Arizona, Nevada and Louisiana.
Los Angeles County prosecutors allege that Sharper met two women at a West Hollywood nightclub on Oct. 30 and invited them to a party. On the way to the party, Sharper allegedly invited the women to his hotel room and gave them something to drink.
Both women allegedly passed out. One woman said she woke up naked while Sharper was sexually assaulting her. A second woman also told authorities she woke up and “interrupted his action,” according to court documents.
In a separate case, Sharper met two women at the same nightclub on Jan. 14 and invited them to a party. The pattern, prosecutors said, was the same. Sharper invited them to his room, gave them something to drink, and the women passed out.
Sharper was arrested last month and released on $200,000 bail. If convicted he faces more than 30 years in prison.
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