Jury returns verdict in Nate Webster teen sex trial

Nate Webster in court
Nate Webster in court

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The jury has returned a verdict in the teen sex case against a former football coach and Cincinnati Bengal.

A Hamilton County jury found Nate Webster guilty on four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor but not guilty on a fifth count. They also found Webster not guilty of charges of gross sexual imposition and sexual battery.

The judge has ordered Webster to jail without bond until he is sentenced on June 6th. He says Webster could be facing zero to twenty years behind bars.

After the verdict, defense attorney Gregory Samms released the following statement:

"We are disappointed with the verdict and we intend to file an appeal at the appropriate time."

On the flip side, prosecuting attorney Katie Burroughs shared the following with FOX19:

"After watching what the victim's family has endured, especially throughout this trial, it is gratifying to know justice has been served. The jury was able to sift through the "dirty trial tactics" used by the defense to reach the right conclusion -- Nate Webster was the only adult in the room; the victim was a minor."

FOX19 also spoke with Webster's wife Jennifer Wednesday. She tells FOX19 she has forgiven the teen though she believes she was not truthful on the stand. She also maintains her husband never committed a criminal act though she admits he was morally wrong in having a relationship with the teen.

The teen victim's family declined to comment following reading of the verdict.

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