PRESS RELEASE, 7/21/2011

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment of former Cincinnati Bengal football player Nathaniel Webster Jr. in sex case

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of former Cincinnati Bengal football player Nathaniel Webster Jr. (DOB 11-29-77) for one count of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 4), 1 count of Sexual Battery (Felony 3) and 5 counts of Unlawful Sex with a Minor (F3).  The counts of Unlawful Sex with a Minor also carry 1 year gun specifications.  If convicted of all charges, Webster faces the possibility of 36 ½ years in prison.

In Webster’s indictment, the Symmes Township and Florida resident, is charged with engaging in sexual conduct with the victim starting when she was 15 years old.  The defendant was a family friend of the victim’s.  The incidents charged in the indictment occurred between June 2009- December 2009.  The defendant is charged with possessing a gun during some of the incidents and threatening the victim with harm against her and her family should she tell anyone.

This situation came to the attention of authorities when the victim told her parents about the abuse and the authorities were contacted.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “It is disgusting that Webster would threaten this young victim and her family to keep her from reporting his sexual assaults on her.”