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Former 49er Dana Stubblefield receives sentence after being found guilty of rape

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Former 49ers defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after being found guilty of rape by Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office on Thursday.

Stubblefield, 49, was found guilty of rape, forced oral copulation and false imprisonment for an incident in 2015 in which he lured a developmentally disabled woman to his Morgan Hill home. Stubblefield contacted the woman, aged 31 at the time through a babysitter website, allegedly looking for a nanny for his children. After a 20 minute interview with the woman, she left the home only to be invited back to the residence by Stubblefield via a phone call, where he said he wanted to pay her for her time.

Prosecutors say Stubblefield then raped the woman and paid her $80.

The woman immediately reported the assault to the Morgan Hill police. DNA testing and a records check of the phone number and address given to the woman implicated Stubblefield in the crime, according to the San Jose Mercury News.


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