Former NFL participant Kellen Winslow II has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for a number of rapes and different sexual offenses towards 5 ladies in southern California, together with one who was homeless when he attacked her in 2018.
The 37-year-old son of Chargers corridor of fame receiver Kellen Winslow appeared through videoconference on the listening to in a California courtroom on Wednesday.
Winslow II declined to remark earlier than his sentence, saying his attorneys had suggested him to not communicate.
Decide Blaine Bowman mentioned Winslow can solely be described with “two phrases, and that’s sexual predator.” Bowman mentioned Winslow chosen ladies who had been weak due to their age or their residing state of affairs with the concept that “hopefully he would get away with it in his thoughts.”
Winslow was convicted of forcible rape, rape of an unconscious particular person, assault with intent to commit rape, indecent publicity and lewd conduct in public. The forcible rape concerned a lady who was homeless in Winslow’s hometown of Encinitas, a seaside group north of San Diego.
The 14-year-sentence was the utmost allowed below a plea deal.
His legal professional Marc Carlos mentioned Winslow suffered from head trauma from the numerous blows to his head whereas taking part in soccer and urged that was why he “went off the rails,” going from a star athlete to a convicted sexual predator.
Carlos mentioned his consumer has accepted duty and intends to get assist.
Jurors additionally convicted Winslow of two misdemeanors – indecent publicity and a lewd act in public – involving two different ladies. However the jury didn’t agree on different expenses, together with the alleged 2018 rape of a 54-year-old hitchhiker and the 2003 rape of an unconscious 17-year-old highschool senior who went to a celebration with him when he was 19. Earlier than he was retried on these expenses, he pleaded responsible to raping the teenager and to sexual battery of the hitchhiker.
The daddy of two, whose spouse filed for divorce after he was convicted, had confronted as much as 18 years in jail for all the fees. Either side agreed to cut back the sexual battery cost to assault with intent to commit rape final month. That decreased the utmost sentence to 14 years.
Winslow was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2004 and spent 4 seasons with the workforce, being named to the Professional Bowl in 2007. He additionally performed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots and New York Jets. He was as soon as the highest-paid tight finish within the league, and his final NFL season was in 2013.