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Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper sentenced in Las Vegas

Posted at 12:01 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 20:40:46-04
A former NFL star was sentenced Thursday for attempted sexual assault in Las Vegas.
At the same time, a famous attorney was in the courtroom to make sure everyone knew what impact this had on the victim.    
Civil rights attorney Gloria Allred spoke on behalf of one of the victims. She read a statement the victim wrote. 
Sharper wasn't in court. He's serving an 18-year prison sentence for drugging and raping as many as 16 women in several cities, including Las Vegas.
Thursday's case stemmed from the 2014 incident when two women said Sharper drugged them after meeting him at a nightclub. 
Even with Sharper in prison in another state, Allred still wanted to send a message.
"Writing this statement brings me to tears even though it's been so long. I have been fighting for almost three years and to not get the opportunity for my voice to he heard in person makes me sick," said Allred.
The judge sentenced Sharper to 38 to 96 months for the sex crime in Las Vegas. He must register as a sex offender.