SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Former 49ers and Raiders defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a disabled woman a year ago, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office.
A press release issued by Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny on Monday afternoon stated that the 45-year-old Stubblefield sexually assaulted the developmentally disabled victim in April of last year.
According to the District Attorney’s office, the victim was assaulted at the defendant’s home in Morgan Hill.
On the afternoon of April 9, the victim – who was age 31 at the time – traveled to Stubblefield’s home after he contacted her through a babysitter website to interview for a job. After the assault, the victim immediately went to the Morgan Hill Police Department to report the crime.
Stubblefield – who spent 11 years in the NFL and played with the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders during his career – faces five felony counts related to the assault. If convicted, Stubblefield faces a substantial prison sentence.
Bail in the case has been set at $250,000. The date of Stubblefield’s arraignment at the South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill will be set within 24 hours.
“This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim,” McInerny said. “She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted.”
Stubblefield won a Super Bowl with the 49ers in 1995. He was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1997