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Updated: February 28th, 2014 12:58pm
Former Vikings safety Darren Sharper turns himself in to L.A. police

Former Vikings safety Darren Sharper turns himself in to L.A. police

by The Associated Press
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Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has turned himself in to Los Angeles police after being named in a warrant involving a rape case in New Orleans.

Sharper's surrender Thursday night had been arranged in advance, LAPD Officer Bruce Borihan said. He was being held at the downtown Metropolitan Detention Center.

Another man facing rape charges in the case turned himself in to New Orleans police on Friday.

Erik Nunez, 26, was booked on two counts of aggravated rape stemming from alleged assaults last September in New Orleans, police said.

Police issued warrants on Thursday for Sharper and Nunez.

Sharper, 38, also is under investigation in sexual assault cases in Florida, Nevada and Arizona and has pleaded not guilty to rape charges in Los Angeles.

In the New Orleans case, Sharper and Nunez face charges in the alleged rape of two women at the same location Sept. 23, police spokeswoman Remi Braden said.

If convicted of those charges in New Orleans, Sharper could spend life in prison.

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