Former 49er Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life for rape

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Dana Stubblefield, former 49ers defensive tackle, has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for rape, the District Attorney’s office for Santa Clara County announced on Thursday.

Stubblefield, 49, was found guilty of rape on July 27 by a Santa Clara County jury for an assault that occurred at his Morgan Hill home in 2015. Court documents state that his victim was a developmentally disabled woman who was interviewing for a babysitting job.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Stubblefield was found guilty of rape, forced oral copulation and false imprisonment after a nine-month trial, and that prosecutors alleged he used a gun during the assault.

Stubblefield was placed in custody without bail pending sentencing after being found not guilty of rape and oral copulation of a person incapable of giving consent.

Stubblefield has claimed the sex was consensual. His lawyer plans to appeal.