Man Who Spent 30 Years in Prison for Rape He Claimed He Did Not Commit Faces New Rape Charge
George Perrot, 50, is accused of raping a woman as she overdosed on heroin on a sidewalk in Lawrence on Jan. 4. A Massachusetts man who spent 30 years in prison for a rape he insisted he did not commit before the conviction went on to be overturned has now been accused of raping a different woman earlier this year. George Perrot, 50, is accused of raping a woman as she overdosed on heroin on a sidewalk in Lawrence on Jan. 4, the Republican reported.
VISTA, Calif. — The credibility of the first of five women expected to testify at the rape trial of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. was called into question Tuesday after she testified she had been sober for 30 years and defense attorneys showed the judge she had been arrested 11 times for public intoxication since 2003.
The woman testified that Winslow, 35, had raped her after he picked her up hitchhiking in March of 2018 in Encinitas, north of San Diego.
Rape trial begins for ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr
Kellen Winslow Jr., a former NFL No. 1 draft pick, goes on trial Monday on multiple charges including raping two women last year and raping an unconscious 17-year-old girl.
She is one of three women who told authorities they were raped by Winslow. Two others say he exposed himself or acted lewdly. All are expected to testify.
Winslow has pleaded not guilty to 12 counts.
The 55-year-old witness, called Jane Doe. 1 in court, described fearing for her life after being picked up by Winslow and told he was going to force her to have sex with him.
"He threatened to kill me, and I really believed that he would have," she testified.
Defense lawyers have argued the sex was consensual and told jurors the women are not telling the full story.
Winslow's attorney Marc Carlos in cross-examining the woman asked if she remembered taking the witness stand at a preliminary hearing in July and pointing at defense lawyer Brian Watkins when asked to identify her attacker.
Cops ID suspected home intruder in rape of 78-year-old Queens woman
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) - Police are searching for a suspected rapist who they say broke into a home in Queens early Sunday morning and attacked a 78-year-old woman. The woman was asleep inside her home near Brookville Boulevard and 148th Street in Rosedale at 6:30 a.m. when an intruder forced his way in and raped her, according to police. On Monday, the NYPD identified the suspect as 30-year-old Ryan Bayard and released a photo of him. Roberto Escalona lives nearby and told ABC 7 that he has seen the suspect hanging out with his friends. "It's just a shame, it's a disaster," he said.
Winslow and Watkins are both black.
"Yes, I made a mistake," the woman said Tuesday.
Carlos asked if she had been drinking before Winslow gave her a ride. She said she had not.
He asked if she ever drank. She also said no.
When he pointed out that she had been arrested for public intoxication in January, she answered that she had been on cough medicine and been sober for 30 years.
The defense asked to speak to the judge. After they returned, the judge excused the jury for lunch. Then Carlos told the judge the witness should be dismissed.
"It's not about her drinking, it's about her lying," Carlos said.
Judge Blaine Bowman said he would allow the defense to question her about five arrests for public intoxication dating back to 2014. He said he was allowing the questioning because her statement about being sober 30 years had made her credibility an issue.
Prosecutor Dan Owens said the woman's desire to hide her drinking should not obscure the fact that she was attacked.
Kellen Winslow II does not testify in own trial
Before the jury entered the courtroom Monday morning, Judge Blaine Bowman asked Kellen Winslow II the question that has hovered over this trial since it began two weeks earlier. Does Winslow intend to testify in his own defense? From his seat between his defense attorneys, Winslow responded in a calm, clear voice, “I’m not going to testify your honor.” Winslow is facing life in prison if convicted of all 12 charges against him, including the rape of three women and indecent exposure and lewd conduct involving two others.
The woman took the stand after a DNA expert testified that traces of Winslow's sperm were found on a pair of pants the woman provided to authorities after reporting she was raped.
She refused to undergo a physical examination at the time.
Winslow later befriended a 59-year-old homeless woman who said he sodomized her a year ago, according to the prosecution. Shortly after that a woman said she had been sexually assaulted by Winslow when she was 17 in 2003.
Watkins contended the women were trying to prey on Winslow amid news coverage of the rape allegations and that their accounts have been inconsistent.
Drafted No. 6 overall in 2004 by Cleveland, Winslow broke his right leg in his rookie season then sustained a serious right knee injury in a motorcycle accident that offseason.
He played for Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets.
1 lawsuit dropped accusing Ronaldo of rape, another active.
A lawsuit filed last September in a Nevada state court accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape has been dropped by a woman who alleges the soccer star paid her $375,000 to keep quiet about a 2009 Las Vegas hotel penthouse encounter. But a federal lawsuit filed in January by the same woman is still active, and Las Vegas police say their investigation of the allegations remains open. Ronaldo lawyer Peter Christiansen declined comment Wednesday about the voluntary dismissal of the state lawsuit last month. The woman's lawyer, Leslie Mark Stovall, didn't immediately respond to telephone and email messages.