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Accusers set to testify in Kellen Winslow II rape trial

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Posted at 8:40 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 10:32:05-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - Witnesses, including a DNA expert, are expected to take the stand Tuesday in the rape trial of former NFL player Kellen Winslow II.

During Monday’s opening statements, prosecutors outlined in detail what jurors are likely to hear from each of Winslow’s five alleged victims.

Winslow, the 35-year-old son of former San Diego Chargers star Kellen Winslow, faces life in prison if he is convicted of charges that include rape, kidnapping and indecent exposure.

Prosecutors described Winslow as a serial rapist who, despite being given so much in life, took even more from vulnerable people.

Winslow’s defense team said the ex-NFL tight end was in the spotlight, making him a target for others to take advantage of.

Attorney Brian Watkins said the sex between his client and the alleged victims was consensual. He also said that while Winslow may have been unfaithful numerous times, his actions were immoral and not illegal.

The trial is expected to last through mid-June.

Winslow II grew up in San Diego and attended Patrick Henry and Scripps Ranch high schools before heading to the University of Miami. He played for four NFL teams between 2004 and 2013.