Kellen Winslow Jr. Found Guilty of Raping 58-Year-Old Homeless Woman

Ross Houston
June 11, 2019

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II has been found guilty of raping a homeless woman a year ago, as well as misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and committing a lewd act related to other victims, a jury revealed Monday.

All five women testified during the nine-day trial.

Kellen Winslow II is facing multiple felony charges, some of which relate to the alleged rape of multiple women.

Returning the verdict in San Diego Superior Court in Vista, the jury found Winslow not guilty of one count of a lewd act, which prosecutors had said happened in front of a 77-year-old woman in a hot tub in nearby Carlsbad.


Winslow, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr., was charged with raping three women and exposing himself to two others.

The accusers included a hitchhiker and a homeless woman who said they'd been raped in his SUV, and a woman who said a stranger exposed himself in her yard.

"This defendant is motivated by pure, unadulterated depravity for his own sexual purposes", Deputy District Attorney Dan Owens told the jury Tuesday during closing arguments. The judge ordered the jury to continue deliberating on the remaining charges. Following his highly publicized arrest, Jane Doe 4 subsequently came forward to allege that he raped her in 2003 at a home in Scripps Ranch, when she was 17 and he was 19. She said she passed out at a party in San Diego and woke up to find Winslow assaulting her. A 54-year-old hitchhiker accused Winslow of raping her in his Hummer last year.

A 77-year-old woman who went to the same gym as Winslow in the beach community of Carlsbad said he committed lewd acts in front of her, including touching himself in the facility's hot tub, while Winslow was free on US$2 million bail in February.


Noting the number of accusers, the prosecutor said: "Lightning certainly doesn't strike twice - let alone five times".

The judge told jurors being under oath means telling the whole truth and that they should follow the law how it is written.

Defense lawyers argued during the trial that all instances of sex were consensual, and even used a defense that he repeatedly cheated on his wife throughout their marriage. Prosecutors say the crux of their testimonies remained unchanged.

Owens said none of the five women knew each other, yet their accounts yielded common details and similar physical descriptions of the suspect.


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