Kellen Winslow II found guilty of rape, lewd conduct, indecent exposure

Arnold Nichols
June 12, 2019

The rape charge stemmed from a May 13, 2018, assault on a 58-year-old homeless woman in Encinitas, Calif. He was found not guilty of another count of lewd conduct. He was also found guilty of indecent exposure to Jane Doe No. 3 and guilty of lewd conduct regarding Jane Doe No. 5.

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. - the son of a Hall of Famer who himself earned more than $40 million during his career - has been convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman last year in his picturesque beach community of Encinitas, north of San Diego. The jury is now going over the remaining eight charges.

The jury deliberating the case against ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II announced Monday verdicts on four of 12 counts against him, but they remained deadlocked on 8 charges. Officials say he kidnapped and raped two women in two separate incidents, one being in March and the other in May.

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.

But a week later, authorities dropped a bomb when they announced they had rearrested Winslow, and were charging him with a string of sex crimes targeting women in their 50s or older, including two counts of forcible rape.

The San Diego Superior Court jury also acquitted the 35-year-old on Monday of a second lewd conduct charge, KUSI reported.

Deliberations are set to continue Tuesday.


The former first-round draft pick and onetime highest-paid National Football League tight end was arrested on the 2003 and 2018 charges at his Encinitas, California home in June 2018.

All five women testified at the trial.

A 57-year-old woman said he exposed himself to her that summer while she tended to her garden.

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

"Kellen Winslow took from these women what he wanted".

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.

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