An Arizona grand jury has indicted
Sharper, 38, was indicted on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs in connection with attacks that allegedly occurred in Tempe, Ariz., on Nov. 20, 2013, the Tempe Police Department said in a statement.
The department said its detectives presented the allegations to to the grand jury Tuesday. Police said Sharper's attorney was served with the indictment Wednesday morning.
No other information was released, and calls and messages to the Maricopa County district attorney's office were not immediately returned.
In all, Sharper is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least eight women in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Tempe. A ninth woman has accused him of sexual battery in
Sharper has only been charged in the Los Angeles and Tempe cases. He is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday for a hearing on the New Orleans warrant.
A Los Angeles judge said at a hearing last week that it would be "grossly unfair" to hold Sharper without bail on the New Orleans matter, and warned prosecutors that he must be charged by prosecutors there or the Louisiana governor must seek his extradition if he is to be kept in custody.
Court documents filed in Los Angeles laid out a disturbing pattern in the allegations in L.A., New Orleans, Las Vegas and Tempe. Victims reported meeting the five-time
Sharper allegedly offered the women shots to drink, after which they reported immediately blacking out. Many of the women woke up with little or no memory of what happened after the drinks, but felt they had been sexually assaulted.
Sharper, who played for the