SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Former San Francisco 49er and Oakland Raider Dana Stubblefield held a press conference Tuesday to vehemently deny accusations that he raped a developmentally disabled woman, reports CBS San Francisco.
The alleged victim, who prosecutors describe as a developmentally disabled woman who was age 31 at the time of the 2015 incident, said she was assaulted after an interview for a babysitting job at Stubblefield's home. After the assault, the victim immediately went to the Morgan Hill Police Department to report the crime, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney.
Stubblefield was charged Monday for the April 9, 2015 incident. On Tuesday, he denied the allegations.
"This was a consensual relationship. My attorneys can give you more information on that, but these charges are completely false. I look forward to being able to prove my innocence," Stubblefield said Tuesday.
Stubblefield's attorney, Gary Winuk, said prosecutors ignored evidence provided by Stubblefield's team, and accused the victim of pursuing charges against Stubblefield because of his wealth. He also said Stubblefield was not notified of the case against him until nearly a year after the alleged assault.
Winuk also questioned prosecutor claims that the victim is developmentally disabled.
In a statement released Tuesday, prosecutor Tim McInerny said Stubblefield committed "a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim."
"She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted," McInernry said.
Stubblefield faces five felony counts related to the alleged assault. He was released Monday on $250,000 bail.