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Ex-NFL Player Darren Sharper Indicted on Sex Assault Charges

Former NFL player Darren Sharper has been charged in Tempe, Arizona for sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs relating to the assault.

Sharper is also under investigation for other alleged sexual assault cases in California, Louisiana, Nevada, and Florida, according to CNN.

A grand jury in Tempe indicted Sharper on the criminal charges, and the next step is trial.

It’s a weird world we’re living in. And here at the Phoenix Criminal Law Blog, we report on some of the weirdest of it.

From shoplifting news anchors to stomach-turning job interviews, 2012 was a great year for weird in the Valley. Here are our top five craziest criminal law stories of the past year.

Sexual predators have apparently moved on from using candy to attract their underage victims. Now they’re waving around Benjamins.

Pedro Lopez-Marroquin allegedly used a $100 bill to try to lure two young girls to his apartment for sex, CBS 5 reports. Fortunately neither girl took the bait. Lopez-Marroquin was arrested on multiple charges, including luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

Many women exercising along Chandler's Western Canal have gotten more than they bargained for.

A serial flasher is reportedly haunting the area, exposing himself to women who pass his way, CBS 5 News reports. So far, 10 women have reported being flashed by the suspect, authorities said.

The tables have turned for a supervisor at the Federal Correctional Institution in Phoenix. The FBI last week arrested a kitchen supervisor who was allegedly trading sexual favors for cigarettes with two male inmates, AZfamily.com reports.

Carl David Evans has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a ward and two counts of providing contraband to an inmate. Evans may soon find out how it feels to be on the other side of the bars.

Most parents would be horrified to find out their 17-year-old daughter was sleeping with her teacher. However, one Valley mom apparently condoned it.

Jordan Doneskey, 26, a teacher at Paradise Valley High School, has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, AZfamily.com reports. The girl's mom was apparently OK with the arrangement, allowing her daughter and Doneskey to have sex in her home. Now the mom has been arrested as well.

Another Arizona teacher will be spending time behind bars for having a sexual relationship with a student. Brian Bizzell, a former band teacher at Estrella Foothills High School, was sentenced last week to one year in jail for having multiple sexual encounters with a 17-year-old student, The Arizona Republic reports.

Bizzell entered into a plea agreement, pleading guilty to three counts of sexual conduct with a minor. Bizzell now has to register as a sex offender and will be on probation for the rest of his life.

Few sights are more disturbing than an 82-year-old man in a G-string bathing suit. One of which is an 82-year-old man completely naked.

On Monday, senior citizen John Phillips allegedly exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl while sunning on the shores of the Salt River, AZfamily.com reports. Phillips was reportedly wearing nothing but a G-string at the time of the incident. He’s been arrested on two counts of public sexual indecency.

A Phoenix police officer has been arrested on accusations that he had sexual relationships with two teenage boys, AZfamily.com reports.

Christopher J. Wilson, a 13-year veteran of the Phoenix police force, is accused of having sex with two boys, ages 14 and 17. He's facing ten counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

A special needs teacher at Sonoran Sky Elementary School is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student, AZfamily.com reports.

Phoenix police arrested 28-year-old Kimberly Ali after the mother of the victim found sexual messages from Ali on her daughter’s cell phone, according to authorities. Ali has been charged with nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor and five counts of sexual abuse.