"The whole time I thought I was never going to get out alive."
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been in court all week, facing multiple sex crimes and rape charges, including two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape, two counts of forcible rape, two counts of residential burglary, one count of forcible oral copulation, one count of forcible sodomy and one count of indecent exposure, according to Yahoo Sports.
Earlier this week, a woman using the alias Jane Doe #1 explained how Winslow picked her up while hitchhiking in 2018 and violently raped her before threatening to kill her. According to TMZ Sports, a second victim, Jane Doe #2, told the courtroom a similar story today, describing how Winslow picked her up on May 18, 2018 in the San Diego area in order to take her on a coffee date. However, the 58-year old woman says he instead drove to a remote area, pulled over on the side of the road and raped her.
During the act, the woman says Winslow put his hands around her neck and said, "'If you scream,' I don't know if it was, 'I'll choke you to death' or 'I'll murder you.'" She says he later reiterated that he'd kill her if she told anyone. According to TMZ, she told the courtroom on Wednesday, "I was very afraid. The whole time I thought I was never going to get out alive."
Winslow, 35, faces a cumulative sentence that would put him away for life.