BY COURT TV STAFF
UPDATED 3/19/20: Former NFL Star Kellen Winslow is expected to be sentenced Feb. 19, 2020. He faces 12-18 years in prison for two counts of sexual misconduct to which he pleaded guilty. The charges include the rape of a 58-year-old hitchhiker and the rape of a 17-year-old unconscious high school student in 2003.
UPDATED 11/4/2019: In a shocking turn of events, ahead of the opening statement in his retrial, Kellen Winslow II pleaded guilty on two counts of sexual misconduct. Winslow agreed to waive his right to a jury trial and entered guilty pleas on the following:
- Count 6: Rape of an unconscious person (Jane Doe #4)
- Count 9: Sexual battery (Jane Doe #1)
In exchange for this plea deal, he will now face 12-18 years in prison instead of a life sentence. Winslow also waived his appellate rights for his convictions in his previous trial in June.
Former NFL star and convicted rapist Kellen Winslow II will undergo the process of a retrial on six charges stemming from his mid-2019 sex crimes trial.
In June 2019, Winslow II was convicted of forcible rape of a homeless woman, indecent exposure and lewd conduct after five Jane Does took the stand, accusing him of sexual acts against them.
His convictions were in relation to Jane Does #2, #3 and #5. Jane Doe #2, a homeless woman, gave an emotional and graphic testimony accusing Winslow II of raping her in 2018. Jane Doe #3, a neighbor, accused him of exposing himself to her in her yard. Jane Doe #5 accused Winslow II of fondling himself and masturbating in front of her at a gym just three months before his trial began.
Judge Blaine Bowman declared a mistrial on eight charges after a deadlocked jury failed to reach a verdict. At least three Jane Does from Winslow II’s first trial will take the stand. Jane Doe #1, a hitchhiker, will testify again about her accusations that the defendant raped her in 2018. Jane Doe #2, who Winslow II was convicted of raping, will testify regarding a sodomy charge. Jane Doe #4 will again testify her allegations that Winslow II raped her in 2003 while she was in high school. Winslow II was initially facing a retrial on eight charges, however, Judge Bowman severed two misdemeanor charges against the defendant regarding Jane Doe #5: willful battery of an elder and battery against an elder. Winslow II is facing life in prison.
LIST OF CHARGES:
- Count 1: Kidnapping (Jane Doe #1: hitchhiker)
- Count 2: Forcible rape (Jane Doe#1: hitchhiker)
- Count 3: Forcible oral copulation (Jane Doe #1: hitchhiker)
- Count 5: Sodomy by use of force (Jane Doe #2: homeless woman)
- Count 7: Forcible rape (Jane Doe #4: high school student from 2003)
- Count 8: Rape of an unconscious person (Jane Doe #4: high school student from 2003)