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Kellen Winslow Jr. faces multiple rape, kidnapping charges, bail set at $2 million

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 7/12/2018 Josh Peter
In this July 12, 2013 file photo, New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. talks to reporters after a workout organized by quarterback Mark Sanchez in Mission Viejo, Calif. Winslow has been arrested on charges of rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports sheriff's deputies arrested Winslow on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at his home in the San Diego suburb of Encinitas. He was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape and single counts of forcible sodomy, oral copulation and indecent exposure. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) © Jae C. Hong In this July 12, 2013 file photo, New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. talks to reporters after a workout organized by quarterback Mark Sanchez in Mission Viejo, Calif. Winslow has been arrested on charges of rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports sheriff's deputies arrested Winslow on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at his home in the San Diego suburb of Encinitas. He was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape and single counts of forcible sodomy, oral copulation and indecent exposure. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

VISTA, Calif. -- Kellen Winslow Jr., the retired NFL tight end, will face multiple counts of kidnapping and rape charges. Bail was set at $2 million Thursday at a preliminary hearing in San Diego County Courthouse.

The felony counts include two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape and one count of forcible sodomy. Elias found enough evidence to move forward on those counts.

The two victims of alleged rape are 58 and 54, and one said she was homeless at the time. USA TODAY does not release the identities of alleged victims. 

Superior Court Judge Harry M. Elias threw out two criminal counts of attempted burglary, but the remaining seven counts would carry life sentences if Winslow is convicted.

More: Alleged rape victim identifies Kellen Winslow Jr.'s lawyer as assailant

Winslow's mother, Katrina Ramsey, wept outside the courtroom and his father, Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow Sr., looked upbeat as he spoke to friends and family members.

Winslow, 34, remained impassive during the court proceeding and has been held in custody since his recent arrest.

During final deliberations, Winslow's lead attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said he expected the case to go to trial and "this is going to be hotly contested."

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