The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that former professional football player Dana Stubblefield had been charged with the rape of a disabled woman.
According to the release from the DA, Stubblefield, 45, sexually assaulted the developmentally-disabled victim in April 2015. She was assaulted at the defendant’s home in Morgan Hill, where she had been asked to come to interview for a babysitter job.
Stubblefield faces five felony counts related to the assault. If convicted, he faces a substantial prison sentence. Bail for the former NFL player been set at $250,000.
The date of his 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,” prosecutor Tim McInerny said. “She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted.”
On the afternoon of April 9, the victim, who was 31 at the time, traveled to Stubblefield’s home after he contacted her through a babysitter website.
After the assault, the victim immediately went to the Morgan Hill Police Department to report the crime.