Alleged victim, more witnesses to speak in Bengals sex trial
Sarah Beth Hensley, WCPO Digital
8:01 AM, Apr 19, 2012
8:04 AM, Apr 19, 2012
CINCINNATI - The prosecution will call three more witnesses to the stand Thursday in the sex trial of former Bengals player, Nate Webster.
Webster is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old daughter of one of his former coaches in 2009.
The teen who says she had a sexual relationship with Webster, took the stand Wednesday as did her father. On Thursday, the victim will take the stand again as will the final two witnesses for the prosecution.
On Wednesday, the victim described her first sexual encounter with Webster and broke down in tears on the stand.
The alleged victim, who is now 18, says the sex started when she agreed to babysit Webster's kids in 2009. She said at first he forced himself on her, but she later consented because she said she grew to love him.
The defense says the incident happened in 2010 when the girl was 16 years old, which is the age of consent in Ohio.
Webster was indicted on single counts of gross sexual imposition and sexual battery. He faces five counts of unlawful sex with a minor with gun specifications.
Testimony will resume on Thursday. If convicted, Webster faces 36 years in prison.
Stay with 9 News and WCPO.com for coverage of the trial.