Judge rules Kellen Winslow Jr. will stand trial in rape case

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VISTA, Calif. --  Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II must stand trial on charges that he raped an unconscious 17-year-old girl in 2003, a judge ruled Monday.

Vista Superior Court Judge Harry Elias found that enough evidence was presented at a preliminary hearing to warrant a trial for the son of San Diego Chargers legend Kellen Winslow on charges of forcible rape and rape of an unconscious person.

The alleged victim testified that she had a few drinks and went to a home in Scripps Ranch, where she was raped.

“I remember pushing my hands against his thighs -- telling him to stop," said the 33-year-old woman.

Winslow II is already facing trial for allegedly kidnapping and raping two women in his hometown of Encinitas this year.

In that case, Winslow II is accused of luring a 54-year-old transient - - who was hitchhiking -- into his Hummer for a ride, then raping her on March 17.

Prosecutors also allege that Winslow II picked up a 58-year-old homeless woman that he knew from a prior encounter and offered to take her to have coffee on May 13, but instead took her to a secluded area and raped her, then threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

The woman in the new case testified she tried to forget what happened and didn't tell anyone about it.

“Because I was 17, drinking under age -- I just realized who he was. Everyone was ‘he’s going to be in the NFL' -- I just felt why would anybody believe me if I had sex with him two weeks prior?” she said.

A trial date for both cases is expected to be set on Oct. 30. The defendant faces life in prison if convicted.

Winslow II grew up in San Diego and attended the University of Miami. He played for four NFL teams between 2004 and 2013.

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