Former 49ers defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” disabled woman, the Santa Clara (Calif.) County District Attorney’s office announced.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, prosecutors said the 5-foot, 105-pound woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015 during an interview at Stubblefield’s home for a babysitting job.
"This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim," Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny said in a statement. "She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted."
Stubblefield, 45, is charged with five felony counts and faces a "substantial prison sentence" if convicted, the Mercury News reported, citing prosecutors.
The newspaper shared details from a police report in which the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Stubblefield is alleged to have text messaged the woman back to his home after she left the interview. When she returned, he “carried her to a room and raped her, and forced her to ‘orally copulate him’.”
The woman went straight to the Morgan Hill Police Department after the alleged assault. DNA evidence matched that of Stubblefield, the police report said.
Stubblefield, who won Super Bowl XXIX with the 49ers in 1995, played 11 years in the NFL with San Francisco, the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders.
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