Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield's no stranger to brushes with the law, following a conviction for lying to federal investigators during the BALCO investigation in 2008, multiple allegations of domestic abuse, and another federal conviction in 2010 for stealing his girlfriend's mail. But this week he faces even more disturbing charges, after the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced late Monday that the Super Bowl champ had sexually assaulted a developmentally delayed woman at his Morgan Hill, California home.

According to a spokesperson for the Santa Clara DA's office, the 45-year-old Stubblefield contacted the then 31-year-old woman via babysitting website on April 8, 2015, and invited her to his home for an interview the following day.

Once there, according to the Morgan Hill Police Department's report, Stubblefield interviewed the woman for "about 20 minutes," and she left. Stubblefield then texted her saying he wanted to pay her for her time. She returned and, according to court documents, he "picked her up and carried her into a room where he forcefully raped her, and forced her to orally copulate him."

The victim alleges that following the assault, Stubblefield gave her $80. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the woman drove straight to the Morgan Hill Police Department, when she reported that she had been raped by "a man named Dana."

According to the Merc, "DNA evidence matched that of Stubblefield." Over a year later, on Monday May 2, he was arrested "outside of his children’s school," the Chron reports. He's been charged with rape by force or violence, rape of a person incapable of giving consent, oral copulation by force or violence, oral copulation of a person incapable of giving consent and false imprisonment.

"This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim," deputy DA Tim McInerny said Monday in a statement. "She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted."

When asked why it took over a year for an arrest to be made, McInerny said that “It’s a thorough investigation and it’s important for us to get it right...We took all the steps we needed to take to file charges against him this week."

"We understand the ramifications both to the victim and to the suspect. This is a case that it took what it took for us to file charges this week. We take all these cases very seriously, especially sexual assault," McInerny told the Merc.

McInerny declined to specify the nature of the victim's developmental disability, but the Merc describes her as living with a "severe speech impediment."

In a Tuesday press conference, Stubblefield's defense attorney Ken Rosenfeld maintained his client's innocence, and said that Stubblefield "has been unfairly targeted in his case by both the alleged victim and the district attorney’s office because of his celebrity and wealth." You can watch the entire press conference here:

“The district attorney only had one motivation and that was to arrest someone of notoriety," Rosenfeld said.

Stubblefield and his defense team claim that the encounter was consensual, and that "the woman had asked Stubblefield for money afterward and that he had paid her" the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

According to KRON 4, Stubblefield claims that "after the alleged assault the victim texted him over 20 times asking for money."

Stubblefield's defense also dispute the characterization of the woman as disabled, saying that "she had the mental capacity to create a profile on the nanny website and file complex court documents," the Chron reports.

“They described the alleged victim as ‘disabled’ to sensationalize this case,” Stubblefield defense attorney Gary Winuk says.

“He has spent countless hours helping people with special needs. To now suggest that he would target someone with special needs is deeply offensive and hurtful to Mr. Stubblefield,” Winuk says.

In fact, Rosenfeld tells the LA Times, "the accuser is a 'sophisticated party' with prior brushes with the law, including convictions in 2013 for resisting arrest and assault. She was also arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run."

Stubblefield's defense also suggests that the prosecution is politically motivated, with Rosenfeld saying that it is "somewhat suspicious that we’re headed towards an election for an Attorney General’s position that this DA wants to have."

However, this isn't the first time Stubblefield's been prosecuted: In addition to the BALCO and mail theft convictions, "During his first marriage in 2000...Stubblefield was arrested on charges of assaulting his wife," the Merc reports, and in 2009, the same ex-girlfriend from whom he was convicted of stealing mail "obtained a restraining order against him, calling him 'violent and unpredictable.' He tried to knock her off her bicycle with his car, she said. She said that in phone calls he 'threatened me with violence and death.'"

Stubblefield's wife at the time of the alleged assault, Terri Stubblefield, "filed divorce docs in Santa Clara County family court on February 29th" 2016, TMZ reports. The date of separation was listed as February 17, and "irreconcilable differences" are cited as the reason for the end of their 7-year marriage. (According to both officials and Stubblefield's defense, investigators did not contact the former football player regarding the rape allegations until March of 2016, so the charges and the divorce do not appear to be connected at a superficial level.)

Reading from a prepared statement at Tuesday's press conference, Stubblefiend appeared to acknowledge his troubled history. “I am not a perfect man," he said.

"However the allegations against me coming a year after a consensual encounter with another woman are all totally false, and I will defend myself with all of my strength.”

Stubblefield, a 11-year veteran of the NFL, won Super Bowl XXIX with the 49ers in 1995 and also played for Washington D.C.'s football team and Oakland Raiders. He was released Monday on $250,000 bail. As of Tuesday afternoon, a date for his arrangement had yet to be set.