Per the Santa Clara County DA, former NFL Defensive Player Of The Year Dana Stubblefield has been charged with raping a developmentally disabled woman last year in his Morgan Hill home.
The incident allegedly occurred in April 2015 and there is DNA evidence tying Stubblefield to the case. According to documents referenced by the San Jose Mercury News, Stubblefield conducted an interview with the alleged victim, who was applying for a job as a nanny, then called her back shortly after she left under the guise of wanting to pay her for her time. Allegedly, he gave her $80 after raping her:
She went back to the house where Stubblefield picked her up, carried her to a room and raped her, the report says.
Stubblefield gave her $80 and let her go. The woman drove straight to the Morgan Hill Police Department, where she reported being assaulted by a man named “Dana.”
The Santa Clara DA’s office made an announcement today, and it appears they will aggressively pursue prosecution.
Stubblefield, 45, who stands 6-foot, 3 inches tall and weighs 310 pounds, is charged with five felony counts related to assault and faces a “substantial prison sentence” if convicted, according to prosecutors.
“This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim,” said Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny in a statement. “She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted.”
We’ve requested the court documents, and will update this post when more information becomes available.