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Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. posted bail, released from Vista jail

Winslow Jr. faces rape, kidnapping charges
Posted: 12:20 PM, Jul 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-13 23:40:33Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr., who was ordered to stand trial on rape and kidnapping charges, posted bail and was released from jail Friday.

Authorities said Winslow Jr., the son of San Diego Chargers legend Kellen Winslow, posted the $2 million Friday morning. The procedure for his release from Vista jail was expected to take several hours, 10News learned.

Winslow Jr. is scheduled to return to court in August for a hearing.

Bail conditions call for the 34-year-old to remain under house arrest with GPS monitoring.

10News reporter Steve Fiorina is at Vista jail and will provide additional updates online and via social media at twitter.com/10newsfiorina .

Two weeks ago, Winslow Jr.’s bail request was denied after a judge said the former football star “presented a threat to society.”

Winslow Jr.’s impending release comes one day after he was ordered to stand trial on multiple felony charges, including rape, forcible rape and kidnapping.

Also Thursday, prosecutors announced a new charge in the case -- forcible rape -- alleging Winslow Jr. committed the act in 2003 against a 17-year-old girl. Winslow Jr. was 19 at the time.

Jane Doe 2, a 59-year-old woman said to be a prostitute, took to the stand Thursday, saying she was picked up for coffee before being raped by Winslow Jr.

The woman said she is still scared of Winslow Jr. because he reportedly threatened to kill her.

Prosecutors also said Thursday that DNA evidence was found in the pants of Jane Doe 1. Wednesday, a 58-year-old woman testified in court that a man, later identified as Winslow Jr. rode his bicycle up to her home in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, asked if she was married, then took off his pants in front of her.

The woman said she was cutting flowers in her yard on the afternoon of May 24 when he came up and said hello.

The woman, who was identified as Jane Doe 3, said she recognized the man from a similar encounter two weeks earlier.

The man said his name was “David” and that he lived up the street. She said Winslow Jr. asked if she was married. “I told him I was.”

The woman testified that on May 24 she walked toward her orange tree and noticed he was following her. That’s when he took off his pants, the woman testified.

A 71-year-old woman, identified as Jane Doe 4, said she learned of Winslow Jr.’s arrest as she watched a newscast on June 8 and noticed he was the same man who entered her home the day before.

Jane Doe 4 said she called the sheriff’s department after being urged to do so by a friend, even though she didn’t feel Winslow Jr. was ever going to harm her. She said she thought he was in the wrong mobile home park looking for someone.

A sheriff’s deputy testified that he responded to the park on North El Camino Real on the afternoon of June 7 after the woman said she saw a stranger inside her 86-year-old neighbor’s home.

The woman confronted the stranger, identified as Winslow Jr., as he came outside, the deputy testified.

"He said he was looking for his red dog named Flipper," the deputy testified. The 86-year-old woman who lived in the mobile home was asleep on the couch and her 86-year-old husband was out walking the dog when the defendant was inside, according to testimony.

Winslow Jr. is also being charged with luring a 54-year-old transient into his Hummer and raping her on March 17.

She spoke about the brutal rape and being so terrified that she didn’t even consider trying to run away.

She was then asked if she saw the man in court. After a pause, she identified one of the defense attorneys instead of Winslow Jr., who, in court, had completely changed his appearance. Winslow Jr. was clean-shaven and wearing glasses and a suit.