Kellen Winslow Jr. faces additional charge of raping unconscious 17-year-old in 2003

Kellen Winslow Jr. is charged with a new count of rape in San Diego in addition to the two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape and one count of forcible sodomy he was already facing.

The 34-year-old former NFL tight end was arraigned for the new charge Thursday afternoon in a Vista, California courtroom, accused of forcibly raping an unconscious 17-year-old girl in 2003 when he was 19 years old, USA Today reports.

Winslow Jr. facing three rape charges spanning 15 years

Winslow was already facing trial for the alleged rape of two women ages 54 and 58 in the San Diego suburb of Encinitas between March and June of this year. Police arrested Winslow twice in June, with the second arrest on the rape charges.

Winslow also faces a pair of misdemeanor trespassing charges for entering the homes of women he intended to rape, the prosecution alleges. Winslow’s first arrest occurred after he allegedly entered a woman’s home in an Encinitas trailer park, prompting a neighbor to call the police.

The 58-year-old accuser, a homeless woman, testified in court Thursday morning that Winslow picked her up in his car and offered to take her for coffee when he allegedly took her to a secluded area, raped her and threatened to kill her, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

“I was just scared to death,” she said.

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University of Miami tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. (81) scores after getting past Florida A&M University defenders Levy Brown (11) and Shedrick Copeland (31) in the first quarter of their game in Miami, Florida, August 31, 2002. REUTERS/Colin Braley CB
University of Miami Hurricanes' tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. cannot hold on to a Derek Crudup pass in the second quarter against Syracuse at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, November 15, 2003. Winslow was benched for the start of the game after several unsportsman-like penalties in his last game against Tennessee. REUTERS/Marc Serota MS/GAC
Miami-Florida's All-American tight-end Kellen Winslow, Jr., will forgo his senior year and enter the 2004 NFL draft, coach Larry Coker said on January 4, 2004. Winslow Jr., son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, is pictured during the Orange Bowl game against the Florida State Seminoles in Miami, Florida, January 1, 2004. Winslow finished the season with a team-high 60 receptions for 605 yards but came under criticism for some of his remarks and antics. REUTERS/Marc Serota/Fuiles MS/SV
University of Miami tight end Kellen Winslow II holds up a Cleveland Browns jersey with NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue (L) after being selected by the Browns as the sixth overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft at Madison Square Garden in New York, April 24, 2004. REUTERS/Chip East MS/GAC
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Kellen Winslow (80) chats with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) after their NFL game at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland,Ohio December 3, 2006. Browns won on a field goal in overtime play, 31-28. REUTERS/Ron Kuntz (UNITED STATES)
Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow gets oxygen before playing the Arizona Cardinals in their NFL football game in Glendale, Arizona, December 2, 2007. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri (UNITED STATES)
Cleveland Browns Kellen Winslow (80) stiff arms Denver Broncos defender Marquand Manuel (33) during the third quarter of their NFL football game in Cleveland, Ohio November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk (UNITED STATES)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (82) is tackled by Carolina Panthers safety Charles Godfrey (30) during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Chris Keane (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (R) runs past Washington Redskins defender DeAngelo Hall (L) as he scores the game-winning touchdown in the second half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland, December 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (82) breaks free from New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Scott Shanle (58) for a gain during their NFL football game in Tampa, Florida October 16, 2011. REUTERS/Pierre DuCharme (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (L) gets taken by New Orleans Saints' safety Malcolm Jenkins during their NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana November 6, 2011. The Saints beat the Buccaneers 27-16. REUTERS/Dan Anderson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow (81) runs after a catch against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. The Jets defeated Miami 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
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No statute of limitations for 2003 rape case

San Diego County deputy district attorney Dan Owens cited a California law eliminating a statute of limitations in rape cases involving minors to bring the additional charge.

“California law allows for certain specified sexual offenses to be charged regardless of the time of their commission under certain circumstances,” 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 to when that can be charged. That’s exactly what we have here.”

Winslow Jr. expected to post bail

Judge Harry M. Elias set Winslow’s bail at $2 million. His attorneys said that he will post bail and expect him to be released from custody by Friday. 

Winslow’s next court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 17.

Winslow, whose dad is iconic former Chargers tight end Kellen Winslow Sr., grew up in San Diego before playing college football at Miami and going on to a 10-year NFL career that ended in 2013.

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