Former 49ers defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a disabled woman, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office announced.
Stubblefield, 45, faces five felony counts related to the alleged assault, according to the DA’s office. The alleged incident happened in April 2015 at Stubblefield’s home in Morgan Hill, where the alleged victim had been asked to interview for a babysitter job, the DA’s office said.
The woman, who was 31 years old at the time, immediately went to the Morgan Hill Police Department to report the alleged crime, the DA’s office said. The incident occurred April 9, 2015. Stubblefield originally contacted her through a babysitter website, the DA’s office said.
“This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim,” prosecutor Tim McInerny said in a statement. “She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted.”
Stubblefield was booked into jail on Monday after an investigation that lasted nearly 13 months. Bail has been set at $250,000. The date of his arraignment at the South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill will be set within 24 hours, according to the DA’s office.
Stubblefield played 11 seasons in the NFL, including the first five with the 49ers. He later returned to the 49ers in 2001 and ’02, before finishing his career with the Raiders.
Stubblefield, a first-round pick of the 49ers in 1993, was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after recording 10.5 sacks. He was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year with a career-high 15 sacks in 1997. He signed a lucrative contract with Washington in 1998.
Stubblefield worked the 2013 and 2014 seasons as a 49ers analyst on CSN Bay Area.