A 58-year-old woman testified Wednesday that a man — later identified as former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II — rode his bicycle up to her home in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, asked her if she was married, then took off his pants in front of her.
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The testimony came as a preliminary hearing got under way for Winslow II, son of San Diego Chargers legend Kellen Winslow. The 34-year-old defendant is charged with kidnapping and raping two women and sexually assaulting three others in the Encinitas area over several months this year.
The Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident said she was cutting flowers in her yard the afternoon of May 24 when he came up and said hello.
The woman — 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, the woman testified.
She said Winslow II asked if she was married. “I told him I was.”
The woman testified that on May 24, after greeting Winslow II, she walked toward her orange tree and noticed he was following her. That’s when he took of his pants, she said.
A 71-year-old woman — identified as Jane Doe 4 — said she learned of Winslow II’s arrest when watching a newscast on June 8 and noticed that he the same man who had entered her home the day before.
She said she thought he was at the wrong mobile home park looking for someone.
A sheriff’s deputy testified that he responded to a mobile home park on North El Camino Real the afternoon of June 7 after a woman said she saw a stranger inside her 86-year-old neighbor’s house.
The woman confronted the stranger — identified as Winslow II — as he came outside, according to the deputy.
“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 where Winslow II was seen was asleep on a couch and her 86-year-old husband was out walking the dog when the defendant was inside, according to court testimony.
Winslow II is also charged with luring a 54-year-old transient into his Hummer and raping her on March 17, and with picking up a 59-year-old woman on May 13 and raping and sodomizing her.
Vista Judge Harry Elias will decide if enough evidence was presented at the preliminary hearing for Winslow II to stand trial. The defendant faces multiple life terms in prison if convicted, said prosecutor Dan Owens.
— City News Service
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