In the latest high-profile rape case to come to trial, one of the victims is standing up in a powerful way.
“You can’t do what you did to me or any other girl and get away with it,” the woman said during the sentencing trial for former NFL star Darren Sharper on Thursday, according to the New Orleans Advocate.
Sharper was sentenced to 18 years and four months in prison after he was accused of drugging and raping or attempting to rape 16 women in four states. Sharper previously pleaded guilty or no contest to charges that arose from allegations of drugging and raping women in federal court in Louisiana, and in state courts in Louisiana, Arizona, California and Nevada, the Associated Press reports.
The woman, who Sharper admitted to drugging and raping, described the attack’s intense impact on her life. She said the arrogance Sharper showed in attacking so many victims in such a short period of time gave authorities their case against him “on a silver platter,” the Advocate reported.
If he had not been convicted, the woman said she would have never stopped pushing for Sharper to face justice.
Her last words to him were: “Go to hell.”