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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
Former NFL Pro Bowl player Darren Sharper was charged Friday with two counts of rape by use of drugs, Los Angeles County district attorney's officials said. Sharper, 38, is also facing four counts related to carrying or transporting the sedatives he allegedly used, including the drug zolpidem, or Ambien. He is also charged with one count of being in possession of morphine. The former pro football player, dressed in a gray suit and white shirt, entered the courtroom in Los Angeles on Friday shortly after it opened about 8:30 a.m. He left roughly 20 minutes later, and as of 9 a.m., his case had not been called before the judge.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
Los Angeles County prosecutors said they will ask a judge to increase the bail for a former NFL football player charged with rape to $10 million because he is suspected of raping women in four states: California, Arizona, Nevada and Louisiana. Darren Sharper, 38,  was charged Friday in Los Angeles with two counts of rape by use of drugs and five other drug-related felonies. Los Angeles County prosecutors allege that Sharper met two women at a West Hollywood nightclub on Oct. 30 and invited them to a party.
NATIONAL
February 4, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Remember the Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much in control of the situation" as her rapist when he sentenced the offender to 31 days in prison? His comments, which sparked national outrage, have prompted a formal judicial complaint against him. A prosecutor for the state's judicial oversight board has accused Judge G. Todd Baugh of imposing an “overly lenient and unlawful sentence” that “eroded public confidence in the judiciary.” The Montana Judicial Standard Commission's formal charge against Baugh of Yellowstone County was announced Tuesday after the panel received hundreds of complaints about him, including eight that were formally filed.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2014 | By Robert W. Welkos
As a reporter covering Hollywood for the New York Times, Bernard Weinraub was amused whenever producers or studio executives were unable to remember the names of the screenwriters of their latest films. "They would actually say, 'I'm not sure,' or 'A couple of people.' Very few of them actually knew who wrote the movie," Weinraub said. "It always cracked me up. It's such a collaborative process. Obviously, that never happens in the theater. " So when Weinraub retired from journalism in 2005 and began a second career as a playwright, he thought he would wield more clout than Hollywood screenwriters.
OPINION
January 29, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
When she was 8 years old, a Pennsylvania girl identified only as Amy was raped repeatedly by an uncle, who compounded the crime by photographing the encounters - some of which involved acts ordered up by consumers of child pornography - and sending the images out over the Internet. More than 70,000 copies have been found on various confiscated computers. The uncle went to prison in 1998 and was ordered to pay $6,325 in restitution to cover Amy's psychological treatment at the time, which helped her heal from the trauma.
WORLD
January 24, 2014 | By Shashank Bengali and Tanvi Sharma
NEW DELHI -- India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered an investigation into charges that village elders in West Bengal state ordered the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman because she had had a relationship with a man from another community. The case has sparked fresh outrage in India, which has seen a staggering number of high-profile cases of sexual violence against women. The high court ordered a district judge in West Bengal's Birbhum district, where the alleged assault occurred Monday, to visit the village and file a report by next week.
NATIONAL
January 22, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - A Pennsylvania girl known in court papers only as Amy was sexually abused by an uncle when she was 8. He went to prison, but not before circulating pictures of the rape on the Internet. Fifteen years after the abuse, law enforcement investigators have found more than 70,000 images of Amy's assault on computers seized around the world. One was a laptop owned by Doyle Paroline, a Texas man who pleaded guilty to downloading child pornography and was sentenced to two years in prison.
OPINION
January 19, 2014
Re “Tourist gang-raped after asking for help in India,” Jan. 16 It was horrifying to read of the gang rape of the Danish woman in New Delhi, who was attacked after asking for directions. Tragically, I suspect similar crimes against women occur throughout the world. But is there a sudden upsurge in India, and, if so, why? Or, are attacks in India being disproportionately singled out? Konrad Moore Bakersfield It's hard to understand India's indignation with the strip-search of a diplomat by law enforcement officials in New York when gang rape is epidemic within that country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2014 | By Corina Knoll
Sports commentator and former NFL player Darren Sharper was arrested Friday in Los Angeles on suspicion of rape, authorities said. Los Angeles police said the 38-year-old had been linked to sexual assaults that took place in West Los Angeles last October and earlier this month. Sharper, a resident of Miami Beach, was arrested about 3 p.m., according to police and information posted on the L.A. County Sheriff's Department website. He posted $200,000 bail Friday night. A five-time Pro Bowl selection who played for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints, Sharper's latest job was as an analyst for the NFL Network.
WORLD
January 15, 2014 | By Shashank Bengali
NEW DELHI -- A 51-year-old Danish tourist who was lost and asking for directions was gang-raped and beaten up at knifepoint near the main railway station in the bustling heart of India's capital, police said Wednesday. It was the latest such incident to be reported in India, where a series of high-profile sexual assaults against Indian women and foreigners alike over the last year have scarred the country's reputation as a tourist destination and confounded authorities' efforts to stop the crimes.
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