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Figure in Sharper rape case returned to jail

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Posted: Mar 10, 2014 4:37 PM by Mike Perlstein
Updated: Mar 10, 2014 5:27 PM
Source: WWL-TV

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Topics: eric nunez, darren sharper, rape, bail

NEW ORLEANS - A man booked on two aggravated rape charges in a New Orleans case also involving former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper posted a $400,000 bond, but was immediately arrested again for an outstanding traffic ticket.

Erik Nunez, 26, posted bond Monday morning and was preparing to leave the jail when Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested him. According to WWL, court records showed Nunez missed a $25 payment for an old speeding ticket.

Sharper and Nunez each face two aggravated rape charges in New Orleans.

In a separate Los Angeles case, Sharper faces seven rape and drug counts in connection with two alleged attacks. He pleaded not guilty in that case and had been freed on $1 million bail. However, he was jailed again in Los Angeles when New Orleans police issued a warrant for his arrest.

A Los Angeles judge set a hearing for Thursday to give Louisiana prosecutors time to formally charge Sharper or for the state to seek his return.

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