Former San Francisco 49ers star Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the alleged 2015 rape of a woman prosecutors say was developmentally disabled after an investigation authorities said lasted more than a year.
Stubblefield, who made three Pro Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers in the mid-1990s, allegedly assaulted the woman, 31, at his home in Morgan Hill, California, after inviting her over to interview for a babysitting job, according to a statement from the Santa Clara County District Attorney obtained by PEOPLE.
After the alleged assault, the woman immediately went to the Morgan Hill Police Department, the statement says.
“This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim,” prosecutor Tim McInerny said in the statement, adding, “She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted.”
The statement says Stubblefield “faces a substantial prison sentence” if convicted.
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NBC-Bay Area reports that Stubblefield was released on bail Monday, which was set at $250,000.
The The San Jose Mercury News reports that Stubblefield briefly addressed the media Tuesday, saying, “I am here to state without any reservation that I am completely innocent of all these allegations.”
Stubblefield added, “This is an issue that is very close to me. One of my primary charities is Special Olympics, something that is true and dear to my heart.”
The Mercury News reports that Stubblefield’s attorney, Ken Rosenfeld, stated claimed at a press conference that the accuser is not developmentally delayed and that the sex was consensual. Rosenfeld said that the alleged victim asked Stubblefield for a job and money after the encounter.
“This is nothing but a money grab, and an attempt to get money and take advantage of his celebrity status,” Rosenfeld told reporters on Monday.
Stubblefield is scheduled to be arraigned on June 3.