Report: Florida Prosecutors Didn’t Have Enough Evidence to Charge Darren Sharper
(WGNO) – After a four-month sexual assault investigation, police in Miami Beach, Florida said Thursday former Saint Darren Sharper will not be charged.
Sharper, 38, faces rape charges in Arizona and California and a warrant for his arrest was issued in Louisiana.
He has pleaded not guilty to assaults in California, where he remains in jail.
Shaper’s attorneys have said that he had consensual sex with women.
Read the full close out report HERE.
The State Attorney listed the following reasons why no criminal charges should be filed in this case:
It is a one on one allegation.
It is a delayed disclosure.
The subject has made no admissions to this allegation.
No physical evidence.
Inconsistent statements made by the victim regarding her knowledge of the people she was with the night/morning of the incident as well as her description of the sex act itself.
No corroborating witnesses, despite the detective’s best efforts to locate the people the victim said were present the night/morning of this incident.
Other: Although it is understandable why the victim came forward about this allegation at the time she did, a defense attorney may seek to undermine her credibility by arguing that she merely came forward because of the news reports regarding this subject, not because the incident she alleged occurred actually occurred.