Former Browns tight end Kellen Winslow II charged with raping teenage girl in 2003

SAN DIEGO, California - Kellen Winslow II, a former Cleveland Browns tight end, was arraigned on Thursday on a new charge, according to USA Today.

Winslow was already facing multiple rape and kidnapping charges. Now he's facing a charge in connection with forcibly raping a 17-year-old female who was unconscious at the time, according to USA Today.

The news publication said Winslow was 19 at the time of the alleged rape that happened in 2003 in San Diego.

"California law allows for certain specified sexual offenses to be charged regardless of the time of their commission under certain circumstances," deputy district attorney in San Diego Dan Owens said. "Those circumstances are met in this case...When there is a rape that occurs and the victim is under the age of 18 years old, there is no statutory time (limit) to when that can be charged. That's exactly what we have here." 

USA Today said Winslow pleaded not guilty to all charges on Thursday at a preliminary hearing in San Diego County Court House.

Previous charges against Winslow include:

  • Kidnapping with intent to commit rape - 2 counts
  • Forcible rape - 2 counts
  • Forcible sodomy - 1 count
  • Forcible oral copulation - 1 count
  • Residential burglary - 2 counts
  • Indecent exposure - 1 count

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Winslow is already facing life in prison on the current charges against him.

His other two alleged victims are women aged 58 and 54, according to USA Today. The publication said one victim said she was homeless at the time.

Bail was set at $2 million, and Winslow's attorney said he would post it and be released Thursday or Friday, USA Today said. The next court hearing is set for Aug. 17.

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