Rape trial begins for ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr


SAN DIEGO (AP) – Kellen Winslow Jr., former No. 1 selection of the NFL and son of a Hall of Fame member who played for his hometown, San Diego Chargers, is on trial Monday for several charges, including the rape of two women the rape in 2003 of a 17-year-old unconscious girl.

The 35-year-old, who was once the NFL's highest-paid player but has lost his career, may be sentenced to life in prison.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges, for a total of 12 counts. In total, five women are listed as victims in the complaint, which also includes allegations of obscene behavior and indecency.

His attorney, Brian Watkins, said in an email to The Associated Press, "We are looking forward to arguing with Mr. Winslow."

Winslow was arrested for the first time in 2018 after authorities said he discovered links with him and two burglaries at the home of a 71-year-old woman on June 1 and a woman of 86 on June 7 in the seaside town of the Pacific. from Encinitas, north of San Diego.

After obtaining bail, he was arrested again for raping two women, a 54-year-old woman in March 2018 and a 59-year-old woman in May 2018. Both women were assaulted at Encinitas. He is accused of kidnapping the 54-year-old man.

Also in May 2018, a 57-year-old woman accused Winslow of being exposed to her. According to the survey, another woman went on to say that she had been attacked by him at the age of 17.

While he was on bail of $ 2 million, he was arrested for obscene driving in front of a 77-year-old woman in a gym twice in February of this year. He has since been imprisoned without bail.

Prosecutors say that it seemed to target middle-aged and elderly women.

Winslow is the son of Kellen Winslow, a member of the Hall of Fame.

The former University of Miami star has collected 469 passes for gains of 5,236 yards and 25 touchdowns in 105 games.

Selected No. 6 overall by Cleveland, he broke his right leg during his rookie season and then seriously injured his right knee during a motorcycle accident that took place in low season.

From 2004 to 2013, he played for the Jets of Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and New York.

He was suspended in 2013 with the Jets for violating the league's drug policy aimed at improving performance. The same year, he was arrested after a woman told the police that she had seen him masturbate in a car parked in front of a New Jersey department store. Winslow was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana. The charge was withdrawn after fulfilling the conditions imposed by the court.

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