Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Former Bengal Nate Webster gets 12 years in prison for sex with a minor

Nate Webster was sentenced to 12 years
in prison Wednesday.
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Having sex is almost always a good idea, unless you're having sex with someone who's underaged. Then it's a bad idea.

Former Bengals linebacker Nate Webster found that out Wednesday when he was sentenced to 12 years in prison after being convicted on four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

The original conviction came on April 25, however, Webster wasn't sentenced until today. He was facing up to 20 years in prison for the charges.

Webster took the sentencing hard
(Photo by Glenn Hartong/Cincinnati
Although Webster, 34, played for the Bengals, Buccaneers and Broncos, the "former Bengals player" part of the story is being emphasized because the incident occurred in Cincinnati where Webster currently resides.

The underage girl that Webster had sex with was the daughter of a former Bengals assistant coach. However, neither the girl nor the coach were identified in court as to protect the identity of the girl.

Webster admitted to authorities in 2009 that he had sexual relations with the then-15-year-old girl. However, in 2010, Webster changed his story and said he didn't have sex with the girl until she was 16 -- the age of legal consent in Ohio.

The alleged victim, now 18, said that the encounters began when she agreed to babysit Webster's kids at his home in the summer of 2009.

Before the case went to trial, Webster had been offered a plea deal that would have only required four years in prison, however, he turned it down.

Despite signing a 5-year, $11.3 million contract in 2004, Webster never panned out with the Bengals, he started only three career games during his two seasons with the team.

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