Previous first-round NFL draft pick Kellen Winslow Jr. raped three women and exposed himself to 2 others, a Southern California prosecutor declared in opening statements Monday, while the former University of Miami star’s defense team claimed the encounters were consensual and Winslow was guilty of absolutely nothing more than being unfaithful to his better half.
Winslow, the child of Hall of Popularity tight end Kellen Winslow, might deal with life in jail if founded guilty of 12 counts of kidnapping, rape and other charges. The older Winslow, a previous star with the San Diego Chargers, sat behind his child in court Monday and did not react when prosecutors described the alleged attacks.
” Mr. Winslow, the accused in this case, has actually been provided much but it was not enough,” San Diego County Deputy District Lawyer Dan Owens informed the jury. “He took what he desired.”
Defense lawyer Brian Watkins declared that Winslow “has actually been truthful from the start” and argued that the women had lied to cops in their statements. He likewise claimed that 4 of the women understood that Winslow was a former football gamer.
” When you remain in the spotlight, people desire things from you,” Watkins stated. “That’s just the way it is.”
Winslow was jailed in 2018 after authorities stated they discovered ties linking him to 2 burglaries at the home of a 71- year-old female on June 1 and an 86- year-old lady on June 7 in the California beach town of Encinitas, his hometown north of San Diego. After posting bail, Winslow was detained once again on extra charges of raping 2 women– a 54- year-old female hitchhiker in March of 2018 and a 59- year-old homeless woman two months later.
Former NFL gamer Kellen Winslow Jr. goes to an initial hearing.
( John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
Owens said Monday that Winslow offered the very first woman a trip on the afternoon of St. Patrick’s Day before driving her to a parking area behind a shopping center near Interstate 5 in Encinitas and raping her in his car. District attorneys alleged that Winslow told the woman: “I’m going to f– you and if you say anything, I’m going to kill you.”
” She was too frightened to shout,” Owens told jurors, including that the lady was in “survival mode” and did what Winslow asked.
A friend persuaded her to report the event 4 days later on, but she refused to be examined. Rather, she gave authorities the blood-stained pants she said she had been using. Owens said DNA tests found traces of Winslow’s semen on them.
The second lady accepted an offer of a flight from Winslow on Mother’s Day 2018 thinking he was going to take her for coffee. Instead, Owens claimed, Winslow sodomized the woman next to his Hummer in a remote area. As with the previous assault, prosecutors said Winslow told the lady: “If you shout, I will kill you.”
Given that Winslow’s arrest, a 3rd female has come forward and claimed that she was raped by Winslow at a houseparty in the summertime of 2003 when he was home from the University of Miami. The female has actually said she was 17 and a senior in high school at the time of the supposed attack while Winslow was 19.
Still another female, 57, declares Winslow exposed himself to her while she tended to flowers in her garden in late Might 2018, approximately two weeks after he allegedly assaulted the homeless lady.
This past February, with Winslow out on $2 million bail, he was detained once again for lewd conduct after a 77- year-old female at a fitness center stated he exposed himself to her on two celebrations and masturbated beside her in a hot tub in February. He has actually been imprisoned considering that without bail.
Prepared No. 6 total by Cleveland in the spring of 2004, Winslow broke his ideal leg in his novice season then sustained a major right knee injury in a motorcycle accident that offseason.
From 2004 to 2013, he bet Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets.
He was suspended in 2013 while with the Jets for breaching the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.