Former political candidate Errington Webster was found guilty Tuesday afternoon of three counts of indecent assault on a girl of 13 and one count of gross indecency.
Jurors, who began deliberations at 1 p.m., took two hours and 20 minutes to reach its verdicts.
A sentencing date of August 16 has been set.
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Former political candidate Errington Webster was sentenced Tuesday to serve an immediate prison sentence of six years, following his convictions after trial last year for three counts of indecent assault and one count of gross indecency involving a young teenaged girl.
Police will be able to keep a closer watch on convicted sex offenders through new court orders restricting their movements and behavior after release, according to senior officers.
Errington Webster, convicted by a jury in June of indecent assault and gross indecency, had his sentencing adjourned again when he appeared before Justice Charles Quin on Thursday.
A sentencing hearing for Errington Webster, found guilty of indecency charges involving a girl in her early teens, has been postponed again, until Nov. 9.
Errington Webster, found guilty of indecency charges in June, has had his sentencing hearing postponed until Sept. 14. Webster has been in custody since a jury returned guilty verdicts on three counts of indecent assault on a girl who was 13 at the time, and one count of gross indecency.
Former political candidate Errington Webster was found guilty Tuesday afternoon on three counts of indecent assault on a girl of 13 and one count of gross indecency. Jurors took just under two and a half hours to find Webster guilty of the charges. He was remanded in custody. Defense attorney Steve McField requested bail pending sentencing, but Justice Charles Quin said the seriousness of the offenses warranted immediate custody.
Errington Webster’s defense attorney, Steve McField, on Friday questioned in court whether the alleged assaults on a 13-year-old girl ever took place, and he explained the defense of automatism in regard to the charge of gross indecency. Mr. McField addressed the jury in the trial of Webster, 55, who has pleaded not guilty to three counts of indecent assault and one count of gross indecency.
Dr. Marc Lockhart, psychiatrist at the Cayman Islands Hospital, told the court on Thursday he felt that when Errington Webster committed an indecent act in the presence of a child, Webster was operating in a delirium. He said the symptoms indicated “a confusional state.”
Jurors in the Errington Webster indecency trial heard evidence on Tuesday and Wednesday about prescriptions the defendant was taking last year and opinions as to whether their interaction with other substances could have affected his behavior. Webster had not yet completed his evidence concerning the charges against him.
Defendant Errington Webster was questioned on Tuesday morning about a video that has led to a charge against him of gross indecency.
Errington Webster, on trial for indecently assaulting a young teenage girl, said on Monday that he had counseled more than 50 children who were going through some emotional stress.
The five women and two men serving as jurors in the trial of Errington Webster last week heard taped interviews police conducted with him concerning three charges of indecent assault and one charge of gross indecency.
A young teenager who is the alleged victim in an indecency trial told a Grand Court jury Wednesday that she “cut” a video she made of defendant Errington Webster last summer.
The teenage girl former political candidate Errington Webster is charged with indecently assaulting told a jury Wednesday that Webster had paid her to send him a topless photograph of herself.
Trial began Monday for Errington Webster, who has pleaded not guilty to three counts of indecently assaulting a teenage girl and one count of gross indecency in the presence of the same girl.
Former Bodden Town political candidate Errington Webster entered pleas of not guilty in Grand Court on Friday to four counts of gross indecency. Justice Charles Quin set the trial for Jan. 16.