Former Bengal accused of having sex with a minor

CINCINNATI - A former Cincinnati Bengal is facing several charges for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with an underage girl.

A seven-count indictment against Nate Webster, 34, was unsealed Thursday morning.

Webster was charged with five counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, one count of sexual battery and one count of gross sexual imposition in June, according to court records. He is scheduled for arraignment at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters told 9 News anchor Tanya O'Rourke that the relationship lasted from June 2009 to March of this year. The girl, who was 15 when the relationship started, is now 17. Deters said Webster threatened to kill the girl and her family if she told anyone about their relationship.

Deters said authorities executed a search warrant at Webster's home in the Stonebridge Farms community in Symmes Township at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, looking for drugs and guns. Authorities did find guns inside the home, according to Deters.

Webster, who is married, has seven children with four different women, according to Deters.

The prosecutor is expected to release additional information at a press conference at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Webster played linebacker for the Bengals in 2004 and 2005 and worked last year as a defensive coach at Bellevue High School. He last played in the NFL with the Denver Broncos in 2008. The former Miami Hurricane also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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