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Rape trial for ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II is set for March

Rape trial for ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II is set for March
Kellen Winslow II, at a preliminary hearing Oct. 15 in Vista Superior Court, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. (John Gibbins/San Diego Union-Tribune file)

Attorneys on Wednesday confirmed a March 19 trial date for former NFL player Kellen Winslow II, who is accused of raping three women and exposing himself to another.

Confirmation of the trial date came during a hearing in front of Vista, Calif., Superior Court Judge K. Michael Kirkman. The attorneys also agreed to make pretrial motions on Feb. 21.

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Winslow II has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

In June, prosecutors charged Winslow II with multiple counts, including kidnapping and raping two transient women in their 50s in the Encinitas area, where he lives.

The alleged attacks happened in March and May.

In addition, a woman in her late 50s said she was gardening in her yard when a man struck up a conversation, then exposed himself. The woman lives on the same Encinitas street as Winslow II. The incident happened in May.

After the charges against Winslow II were announced, a woman came forward alleging he had raped her in 2003, when she was 17 years old. Winslow II was 19 at the time.

Winslow II was born and raised in San Diego, the son of Chargers Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow.

The younger Winslow attended Patrick Henry and Scripps Ranch high schools in San Diego before heading to the University of Miami.

He was a first-round NFL draft pick and went on to play 10 seasons.

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