SAN DIEGO – Kellen Winslow II finally received his reckoning.
It came Wednesday morning at his sentencing hearing, when the judge rebuked the former NFL star in court after he was convicted of rape and other sex crimes against five women, all of them disadvantaged, incapacitated or in their mid-50s or older.
“It just leaves us with someone who can only be described in two words,” Judge Blaine Bowman told Winslow in San Diego Superior Court. “And that is a sexual predator. And that is what Kellen Winslow II is. He’s a sexual predator. He preys on vulnerable victims and is very brazen in the way he carries out his crimes. So for that, the defendant is going to get 14 years in prison.”
Winslow’s reckoning also came from the women he raped or violated. Three of them appeared via video to confront him with victim impact statements. Another had her statement read to him in court.
Last month Winslow, 37, agreed to end his case by accepting a punishment of 14 years behind bars for all of his crimes, which included two rapes, one assault with intent to commit rape, a case of misdemeanor indecent exposure and another case of lewd conduct involving a 77-year-old woman.
“It’s affecting my life every day and every night,” said Jane Doe 2, the homeless woman he was convicted of raping in May 2018. “When I stay at my brother’s house I look under beds, in closets. And I’ll probably never stop. I’ll never feel safe inside or outside. You brought so much damage to…