Kellen Winslow Jr. takes plea deal in rape case

Kellen Winslow Jr Rape Trial
Posted at 5:36 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 17:36:51-05

VISTA, Calif. — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. has pleaded guilty to raping an unconscious teen and sexual battery involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker.

Winslow entered his plea Monday as he was about to be retried on two rape allegations in San Diego County Superior Court in the city of Vista.

In exchange for his plea, the court agreed to sentence him to between 12 and 18 years in prison. He had faced life if convicted of rape on multiple counts in the retrial.

In June, a jury found him guilty of raping a homeless woman in Encinitas, north of San Diego. Jurors also convicted him of two misdemeanors — indecent exposure and a lewd act in public — involving two other women.

But that jury failed to agree on other charges, including the alleged rape of the hitchhiker and the rape of the unconscious teen in 2003.

Under the plea deal, the attack on the hitchhiker was reduced to sexual battery.

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