Ex-NFL player Winslow Jr. convicted of rape

Kellen Winslow Jr

Enlarge Image Kellen Winslow Jr. AP

The lewd conduct incident involved a 78-year-old woman at a health club.

On Monday, former National Football League tight end Kellen Winslow II was convicted of rape, indecent exposure, and lewd conduct in San Diego Superior Court, according to USA Today and the Associated Press. The remaining charges include more rape charges, forcible sodomy and kidnapping, among others, according to a CNN report published Monday.

After a week-long deliberation, a jury in a San Diego courthouse found Winslow guilty on four of the 12 counts he has been charged with.

According to the AP, Winslow faces two more rape counts involving two women.

In February, while Winslow was out on $2 million bail and awaiting trial, a 77-year-old woman reported two recent incidents at a Carlsbad gym in which she said he committed lewd acts in front of her, including in a hot tub. Jurors also found him guilty of one count of lewd contact with the victim identified as Jane Doe No. 5, but they found him not guilty of a second count of lewd contact the same woman.

All five women testified at the trial.

Winslow did not take the stand to defend himself during the nine-day trial.

A 54-year-old hitchhiker said he drove her to an Encinitas shopping center parking lot and raped her in his Hummer in March 2018.

Sitting in Superior Court in Vista, Kellen Winslow, Jr., is flanked by defense attorneys Brian Watkins and Elizabeth Bahr as he listens to closing arguments to jury from Deputy District Attorney, Dan Owens on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Vista, Calif.

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.

"The jurors could benefit from an explanation as to what being under oath means", the note said.

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

Defence lawyers also said the sex was consensual and that Winslow had cheated on his wife repeatedly with no-strings-attached sex.

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