SAN DIEGO — Former NFL participant Kellen Winslow Jr. has been convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless girl final yr north of San Diego.
A jury returned the decision Monday in San Diego Superior Court docket in Vista however was persevering with to deliberate on two extra counts of rape involving a hitchhiker and an unconscious teenage woman.
The jury additionally discovered him responsible of indecent publicity and lewd conduct, however discovered him not responsible of 1 rely of a lewd act, which prosecutors had stated occurred in entrance of a 77-year-old girl in a scorching tub in close by Carlsbad.
Winslow, who performed for Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets, faces as much as life in jail if convicted of all counts.
All 5 girls testified through the nine-day trial. Winslow didn’t take the stand.
Protection attorneys identified inconsistencies within the accusers’ testimonies and argued the ladies invented the allegations to prey on the wealth of Winslow, who reportedly earned greater than $40 million throughout his damage plagued profession.
Prosecutors say the son of Corridor of Famer Kellen Winslow felt empowered by his fame to abuse probably the most susceptible.
Prosecutor Dan Owens instructed the jury of eight males and 4 girls that Winslow is a “wolf in sheep’s clothes.”
The homeless girl in Encinitas, who was 58 on the time, testified that he befriended her and attacked her subsequent to his car after inviting her for a espresso in Could 2018.
A 54-year-old hitchhiker stated he drove her to an Encinitas procuring middle car parking zone and raped her in his Hummer in March 2018.
That summer season, a 57-year-old girl stated he uncovered himself to her whereas she tended to her backyard.
After information of the assaults broke, a girl got here ahead and stated Winslow had raped her when she was a 17-year-old highschool scholar in 2003. He was 19 on the time and had come house from faculty for the summer season. She stated she handed out at a celebration in a San Diego suburb and woke as much as discover Winslow assaulting her.
A 77-year-old girl who went to the fitness center as Winslow within the seashore neighborhood of Carlsbad stated he dedicated lewd acts in entrance of her, together with touching himself within the facility’s scorching tub, whereas Winslow was free on $2 million bail in February.
Protection lawyer Marc Carlos questioned the credibility of the ladies’s claims, saying that they had lied, misconstrued issues or have been unable to initially determine him accurately.
Protection attorneys additionally stated the intercourse was consensual and that Winslow had cheated on his spouse repeatedly with no-strings-attached intercourse.
Prosecutors stated the crux of the ladies’s tales didn’t change and that proof included traces of Winslow’s DNA on one of many accuser’s pants and GPS areas putting him the place the ladies stated the assaults occurred.
The 5 girls testified that they didn’t know Winslow was well-known after they met him.