Sex trial starts for former Bengals LB Webster

CINCINNATI - Jury selection has started in the trial of former Bengals linebacker Nate Webster, facing sex-related charges involving the teenage daughter of a former Cincinnati assistant coach.

Webster is accused of having sexual conduct with the girl in 2009 when she was 15 and threatening to harm her if she told anyone.

He was indicted on single counts of gross sexual imposition and sexual battery and five counts of unlawful sex with a minor with gun specifications. He faces up to 36 1/2 years in prison.

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has been subpoenaed as a defense witness during the trial, which is expected to last into next week. Webster played for Tampa Bay from 2000-03 and for the Bengals in 2004-05. He finished his career with Denver from 2006-08.

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