Webster guilty on all four counts

| 20/06/2017 | 98 Comments
Cayman News Service

Errington Webster outside the courthouse following his conviction on 20 June

(CNS): Errington Webster (55) was found guilty Tuesday on all four counts relating to a sexual assault on a teenage girl. The former firefighter and one-time political hopeful was remanded in custody immediately after the verdict, as Justice Charles Quin said the charges on which Webster was found guilty were too serious to extend his bail until the sentencing, which will take place in August. It took the five women and two men on the jury just over two hours of deliberation to convict Webster of three counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency.

Webster, who had insisted he was innocent throughout the trial, despite the explicit and damning video evidence of him masturbating in front of the girl in his truck, hung his head as the guilty result was read out to the court by the jury forewoman.

Following the verdict, Kevin Ashworth, the senior police officer in the RCIPS unit that deals with sex offenders, told the media that he welcomed the verdict “and the recognition that the kind of behaviour that took place with a 13-year-old child is unacceptable and criminal”.

“We want to acknowledge in particular the young victim in the matter who bravely testified and encourage any other young people who have experienced any form of abuse to follow her example and contact the Department of Children and Family Services, the police or any other trusted source. This was a challenging and complex matter, as are most cases of this type, but the service of justice is paramount in any cases involving crimes against children. Investigators working with the Multi- agency Safeguarding Hub, also known as MASH, together with the ODPP will pursue them with tenacity and diligence,” Ashworth added.

Webster is scheduled to be sentenced on 16 August. The court has ordered both a social enquiry into his background and a victim impact statement to help the court in its decision over the time he will serve.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Before you all pass assertions and pronouncements about Mrs Webster and her family. Be very careful. God is the only judge not Man. None of you knows anything about her family. Just leave her family alone.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This criminal act is sad for our entire community. Cayman is no different then the rest of the world just smaller. Criminal activities will continue to happen here and everywhere else. Sexual or non-sexual. Stealing mangos or your money is still stealing. I pray for the good and bad of all people. I see a lot of hate and true Christians don’t have that in there heart. He,s not the 1st and won’t be the last.

    • Anonymous says:

      Webster need only to ask for God’s forgivness and everything will be peachy. Why send this man to jail to setve time if the Lord himself will forgive this man of his sin for him to be accepted as a true Christian of God. What exactly is a true Christian anyway?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Putting Mr. Webster’s perverse behaviour aside (for the purpose of my upcoming point), he highlighted another perverse concept – that being that politicians and politician-hopefuls feel they must literally pay people for their support. Worse yet, most of our populace expects that!

  4. Tone Loc says:

    No comment from Anthony Eden? Only concerned about what consenting adults get up to?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Leave him in jail! He’s a sicko, atleast the little girls are free from him prowling the streets!

  6. Anonymous says:

    He needs to be put in a mental institution. He is a very sick pervert.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The fact that he made the girl relive her ordeal over and over again in court and during evidence collection is just as bad as what he actually did to her! There was so much evidence against him, but he continued to lie and lie and lie. The young girl must have been beside herself with worry, anxiety and upset to put it mildly. He should get an extra 5 years for making her go through that. What a complete monster he is. I am so relieved that he was found guilty, because if he wasn’t then Cayman would have had to take a long hard look at its justice system.

  8. Not even God want him says:

    Listen here. Stop the Christian thing about this Monster because not even God wants anything to do with him. I know that I am going to Heaven and I do not want to catch him in Heaven much less here in the Cayman Islands. So please stop defending him with Christianity and Jesus. Leave Jesus out of this and let man deal with Webster.

    • Anonymous says:

      How do you KNOW you are going to Heaven, isn’t that a job reserved for God? I’m no Christian and I don’t believe in organised religion but I sat through enough sermons to wonder why you are contradicting the beliefs shoved down people’s throats that we must turn the other cheek and that Jesus died for all our sins. So, doesn’t that mean he is forgiven? See how stupid it is when you break it down?

    • Anonymous says:

      Who says there IS even a heaven?

    • Anonymous says:

      I just checked in with god on your going to heaven claim. She says “current status unclear.”

  9. Orlando says:

    This is just tip of the Iceberg. I work with wealthy and with some of these people and I have ”sniffed” situations in the past to do with child grooming and also prostitution disguised as ”Nannies & Maids” However I’ve never had 100% proof to actually report to authorities.
    Going back to the above subject, the man deserves everything he gets, Pedophiles are the lowest of the lowest vile scum!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Throw him to the dogs betcha the pigs wouldnt eat with him, proclaim christian my bs, life in prison is even too good for him, dude is digusting and deserve to be shame for who he really is a monster and Predator one too many in these islands and we dont know who, protect our kids watch who they talk to, family or friends we dont know who or what they trying to do, we need a better system here to know who these trash are, forgiveness my ass burn in hell with the rest of them you disgraceful piece of sh*t, im tired of these people preying on the innocent and young, paedophiles rapists etc etc, these people deserve the worse

  11. Anonymous says:

    Has he assets that will be available to compensate his victims?

    • Rp says:

      Nothing can compensate the victims unfortunately. However, anything we can take away from this dirtbag, sure.

      • Anonymous says:

        She would need counseling, off island. That costs lots of money.

      • Anonymous says:

        @9:20 am

        “My daughter is 17 and I have every password for her devices, do random checks of her room and phone etc – not that I don’t trust HER, but = you just never know who is trying to talk to your child! ”

        While you have good points in you comment, please watch a movie “Men, Women & Children” (2014). Don’t let Adam Sandler participation to deter you from watching. You will learn few lessons yourself.

  12. Anonymous says:

    this case made me aware of one thing

    Never ever drink the grapefruit juice

    Might get all rapey

  13. Anonymous says:

    A skillful pedophile who tried to BS everyone with a grape juice story and shift blame on a child.

  14. Anonymous says:

    May his family who were stalking people on social media, now have several seats in silence to reflect on the monster that they were bashing others and standing up for. Now they know why you don’t swear for ANYONE – church man, well respected individual, husband, father or otherwise. We are all only human – so don’t swear for none. There is a lesson in all of this for this girl’s family as well (and note I am not judging you) – but please pay close attention to her. Know her whereabouts at all times. Know who she is chatting with on her phone etc. She could have just as easily been fully raped, or WORSE, by this monster! My daughter is 17 and I have every password for her devices, do random checks of her room and phone etc – not that I don’t trust HER, but = you just never know who is trying to talk to your child! Please keep your eyes peeled at all times. Lesson for the public – if you see something, say something. Lesson for other potential victims – please speak to someone as you too can have justice. Don’t suffer alone!! I am HAPPY for this little girl, and for her victory. I hope she will make a full mental recovery from this traumatic ordeal.

    • Anonymous says:

      ‘now have several seats in silence’… Love it!

    • Anonymous says:

      You are fooling yourself if you think your teenage can’t hide stuff from you!

      • Anonymous says:

        At least I am trying to prevent that. That was the point of my bringing that up in my post. DUH!

    • Anonymous says:

      This is an excellent post. The author has parenting skills that are sadly lacking by many. On a personal note, If I came home from school with a new phone, regardless of the price, my parents would want to know where I got it from or who gave it to me. As simple as it seems, they would get to the bottom of it and would not just accept my story that a nice person gave it to me for no special reason. These are our children and we need to protect them.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thank you, and agreed! I would do the same to her, and my parents would have done the same to me!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I was so afraid that jury was going to feel sorry for him and let him off. I am so proud of them.
    Finally things may come to light and you will see just how many people think it’s okay to be with a young girl just because she looks like a woman.
    Young teens are NOT mentally prepared for a sexual relationship merely because their bodies are.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not with a jury pool like that; 5 women and 2 men.

      Majority women would feel sympathy for the teenage girl not him. So, a majority male jury would have been best for Webster. Thank god that didn’t happen.

      Child predators are extremely dangerous and must not be ignored by any society.

  16. Sin City says:

    What’s sad is the predators in the upper echelons of Cayman’s society will probably never be brought in and charged and made to stand trial….like this man was.

    One particular case comes to mind; Estella.

    She was an advocate for young teenagers who were basically neglected by their own families. It’s my understanding that she stepped on the wrong “toes” during her last few months of life…

    Hence the brutal murder, the rape and the attempt to make it all look like a really bad robbery…

    Do people really know how bad it is on this tiny island? The corruption?

    • What? says:

      Never heard about this. Care to email me more?

      • Anonymous says:

        It was on the Marl Road at the time. But I can’t imagine there would ever be any proof come out about it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Provide PROOF to RCIPS and I am convinced they will investigate. Otherwise your are simply spreading rumours and conspiracy theories.

      • Anonymous says:

        The proof is in the pudding…

        Just get over it…. The poster can’t provide you with proof, that was the polices’ job to gather evidence and “investigate”.

        Seems in Cayman, women and children have zero protection….poor Estella. RIP.

  17. Anonymous says:

    The shame faced lies he stated in his defence were a disgrace. He was clearly hoping for another local jury pulling a Sacred Vessel Special. We all know what he was pulling, whether it was with his left or right hand….

  18. Anonymous says:

    In other Countries in can be 20 years for each count. Give it to him.

  19. Anonymous says:

    His life in prison will be no “bed of roses,” as this is the lowest form of scum within the prison system. May you reap what you sow, brother Errington.

  20. Ex-Patriat says:

    I hope he’s “dealt with” real well in the coming years.
    Let’s take a step back and ask ourselves…
    How long has he been doing this and how no one knew about it?
    How many other “well respected” pedophiles are out there?
    What can WE do to identify and rid the society of these filth.
    What resources are available to help this child?

  21. Anonymous says:

    But he is a Christian. How can this possibly be true?

    • Anonymous says:

      Clearly not a Christian! Please do not attempt to classify Christians by the sins of one person who clearly was only pretending to be a Christian! What you are suggesting is similar to what they used to say about Black people in the 60’s when they generalized and said an entire race was less intelligent and inferior to whites. Please think about your comment above it is very similar to the Nazi doctrine! Judging an entire group of people by the actions of one.

      • Anonymous says:

        How easy it is for Christians to cast aside One of their own sinners. Your Bible teaches forgiveness for sins yet you forsake a man who is clearly a devout believer. Do you even read the Bible or just use it as a political prop to spew your hatred.

      • a NANY MOUSE says:

        I think the poster’s point is that here in Cayman we have so many people hiding behind the facade of “i am a christian” and so other christians believe that because they go to church they are therefore a good person. In my experience the two are completely uncorrelated – some of the best people I know are not “christians” (they don’t go to church and don’t believe Jesus was a god – but do believe that as a person Jesus was great and his actions should be emulated) – Some of the worst, most selfish and uncharitable human beings I know (People who Jesus would likely be appalled by) claim to be great Christians. Another interesting thing about these horrible “Christians” is that often they are able to find some bible passage (from the old testament and nothing to do with the teachings of Christ) to justify their bad behavior and hatred or are able to remove themselves from being responsible for their actions by claiming that they are “born again”. The claim of being a “christian” has therefore now become completely meaningless – this disgusting man and plenty of others before him have at this point completely devalued any kudos you get from claiming you are a follower of the teachings of Jesus because no there is no way to actually test that.

        • Anonymous says:

          Why is the old testament irrelevant but still part of the bible?

          Aren’t you picking and choosing what you want to follow?

          What is considered a “good’ Christian by Bible standards?

          • a NANY MOUSE says:

            I am no bible scholar but my understanding is that when Jesus shows up it is to create a “new covenant” between Humans and God. Essentially God has sent his son down to earth to let everyone know that he is mellowing in his old age and is ready to move past how annoyed he was by Eve eating an apple she was specifically told not to. The old testament is his instructions while he was still really annoyed about that whole debacle but now he has had time to think about it and calm down, he is ready to be more reasonable and tell people that he thinks they should be nicer to each other – even though he may have said some other stuff in the past. As proof of his good faith in having a better relationship and being less angry and vengeful he sends his son down to tell everyone about it and to die for their sins (thereby removing the original sin) so we can have a better relationship with him and be generally groovier people. We should really do what he says in case he gets annoyed again…. 😉

      • Al Catraz says:

        As a Christian, he is forgiven of all his sins. Grace is a gift, through faith, that is not determined by works.

        A Hindu who has lived his life sacrificing for others, feeding the hungry, and healing the sick will be eternally damned. But a mass murderer who accepts Jesus as his savior in the last moment of his life, will be eternally blessed.

        I am a moral person, because I have an invisible friend who freely forgives me for every bad thing I do. A person who lives by their own conscience, on the other hand, is an immoral person.

    • Flying Spaghetti Monster FTW says:

      He also had the audacity to blame the family of the little girl because they didn’t attend church. That’s Christian idealogy for ya, let someone else take the blame and punishment for their own wrong deeds.

      • Concerned citizen says:

        The failures of one man does not mean Christianity is not real. People make their own choices and suffer the consequences…Christianity does not encourage nor condone such behaviors!

        • Flying Spaghetti Monster FTW says:

          And, the rumoured success of one man doesn’t make Christianity real.

  22. Mystified says:

    This is the day the Lord made. Rejoice and be glad that this pathetic member in our communities will stay in his dark corner and think about which direction he will point. Left or right. Callous, cold, malicious, scammer, sick predator, nasty scumbag. He never studied the Bible professing Christianity. If he did he would know that Psalm 109 is true and real. Lying to save his pitiful self. For all those who stood by his side I hope you help him to lick his wounds. Put him in a cell by himself because he might drink grapefruit juice and Guinness again. His sick mind might make him put his hand on the wrong person. Enough!

    • Anonymous says:

      Please stop rejoicing over his downfall. He that is without sin, let him cast the first stone. And shall I remind you that Moses and the same David who wrote the Psalm that you just referred to were both murderer’s. Moses is said to be in heaven now. He was seen alongside Jesus on the mount of transfiguration.

      • Anonymous says:

        Leviticus 3:69 He who puts an apostrophe in a plural when there is no possessive or acronym shall be taken to the edge of the town and stone him.

      • a nony mouse says:

        Thank God we have laws and not just “sins”. I have plenty of sins in my past eg eating too much cake (gluttony), had consensual adult sex outside wedlock (lust), binge watched 10 hours of scandal in a row (sloth)… but raping kids is where I draw the line. And I am thrilled (aka rejoicing) that this piece of crap human being will be languishing behind bars for a long time. I would be happy to throw a stone or two in his direction and measure my sins against his any day of the week!

    • Anonymous says:

      Actual I’m sure part of the problem was the fact he was Christian 8:34. Christian to the bone.

  23. Anonymous says:

    It’s such a shame, we have large numbers of sexual predators in Cayman preying on young children, but hardly any of them are prosecuted as they are family members. It will only stop when the parents stand up and insist these vile animals face justice.

  24. Anonymous says:

    To Err is human, to Errington, vile.

  25. Anonymous says:

    In my opinion, with such damaging evidence, it would have been better it he had admitted his guilt up front and throw himself on the mercy of the court.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Disgusting man. Kerry Tibbets and her FB page better come out and apologize given they were blaming the child too. Shameless paedophile enabler.

    • Anonymous says:

      Kerry Tibbetts and her FB page do nothing but promote hate and strife. Ignorance at its best.

      • Anonymous says:

        A prime example as to why unemployment will always exist in the Cayman Islands

        • Anonymous says:

          That ridiculous woman is the worst kind of caymanian , driving wedges between caymanians and ex pats and caymanians against other caymanians . never have I come across someone so full of their own self importance while actually being so inconsequential in every way

          • Anonymous says:

            Then again….all this would be avoided if there was no FaceBook.

            Social media has become an excuse for everyone to be a damn dictator and professor on every subject they can find to discuss.

            I do not have one social media profile. It’s a distraction and it’s a waste of time.

          • Anonymous says:

            That ridiculous woman is also a criminal who did a year in prison! Pawns herself off as some sort of Saint yet does nothing but spread hate. I am Caymanian page is a total joke and yes they should be ashamed of themselves for having the nerve to accuse the 13 yr old of being guilty! Insanity! I wonder how they feel now that heir buddy Errington will be doing time? Hey maybe KT can give him some good prison advice.

      • Anonymous says:

        Are you kidding? It’s the most contradictory page on facebook! She’s as racist as they come! Not to mention claiming to be some sort of martyr yet also did time in prison for stealing thousands of dollars from her employer! Lol! Total hypocrite! Anyone who is fooled by her and her “I was saved” attitude clearly has their “blinders” on! Good to see the jury didn’t have theirs on and saw the guy for what he is! Child molester! All she does is spread hate and doubt in Caymanians. Her and her page are a nuisance to the Caymanian people. She gets off on starting wars yet has nothing to back it up other than… wait for it…. a criminal record….

  27. Dog breath says:

    Is it not about time that convicted offenders are made to pay their legal costs?
    Iam sick of having to pay for lengthy trials where these villainous perpetrators have deliberately drawn out proceedings, despite the fact that they were obviously guilty,yet chose to continue to lie, in the hope that they would get a reduced sentence, under some belief they might get let off under a technicality.
    I would have thought that the Crown should seize their assets where possible, to pay for this mischief or at the very least make them work their sentence to do so.

    • Anonymous says:

      His victim(s) should file a civil suit with financial penalties for dragging this out with fabrications and not guilty plea. Mrs Errington would do well to get ahead of that ball by divorcing him asap.

      • Anonymous says:

        Please don’t go there Mrs. Webster is from a very decent family , there are nine of them and they never have any of these things said about them so please get this right. Leave her out of all of this. Mr.Webster is her husband and even if he has done anything wrong she as his wife should stand for him no matter what. That’s true love, there is not a perfect person in the earth, remember today might be for him tomorrow will be yours. Please remember this couple as been with each other over thirty five years. I know Mr. Webster as nothing as this. You say bad mind, hatred, you don’t know how hard these two people work hard to achieved what God has bless them with. You stay outside looking on the blessing and wishing for it. Well this couple has eight individual to stand with them in prayer, the enemies will not say ah ,ah at her in the mighty and precious name of Jesus, the enemies think they have gain victory but remember what goes around will come around again. Joseph was put in prison for his gift to be manifest,so all you evil speakers don’t wish bad for nobody if you cant say good don’t say bad. I Pray for God’s blessing on you all. Peace be still sayeth the Lord. They know how to pray ,the family that prays together will always stay together.

        • Get A Grip says:

          I tried reading your garbled mess a couple of times and couldn’t make head nor tail of it.

          Bottom line, Webster is a sexual predator, and no amount of praying or belief in the magic man in the sky is going to take away that fact.

          His wife now has a choice to make: stay with a husband who thinks it is acceptable to be recorded on film masturbating in front of 13 year girls, or to leave him. Anyone with a conscience, not blinkered or hampered by a religious yoke, should be easily able to make the correct decision.

        • Anonymous says:

          What on earth are you saying? That because he was hard working it was ok for him to abuse a young vulnerable girl? Seriously, explain what it is you are actually saying.

    • :) says:

      Yes man!! Preach the things! work them or seize their assets, or both,

  28. Save Our Youth says:

    I welcome the verdict. It didn’t matter that the girl wanted gifts or money the fact is she was a child!!

    Even if she wanted or was trying to blackmail him, if he wasn’t there, she would not have had anything to black mail him with.

    I know Mr. McField was only trying to defend his client but it is despicable when people try to blame and shame the victim.

    I don’t know the young lady or her reputation but to all those who keep talking about her past deeds,it does not change the fact that she is a child and he is a grown man, with grandchildren.

    How would he react if someone had done this to his daughter?

    • Anonymous says:

      Could not have said it better!

      Well put; thank you.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed. Children are our gifts from God to love and protect and guide. Some parents are better at parenting than others. But in no circumstance should we blame children when perverted disgusting Adults take advantage of them.

      Shame shame shame on him! I’m disgusted that he did what he did and that he tried to cover up his evil act with lies and Christianity. Oh God what horrors have been committed under the cover of Christianity. How far have we fallen. Have mercy on us all but give your judgement as only you can! Who am I to speak for you( only truly egotistical self appointed pastors do that) but I ask that your judgment in this case sends a strong clear message to all pedophiles in our midst to consider castration as an alternative when they get the urge to molest our children.

      I also pray that our parents exercise common sense and nurturing with their kids. Adults should not be our kids friends and buy them gifts and be left alone with them. Pedophiles are drawn to kids and so we must always be vigilant and sensible in trusting adults with our kids. Do not be persuaded because they cover themselves with religion or niceness or even because they are relatives.

      I’m pleased the courts found him guilty but had it been my child there would have been no need. God have mercy on us all.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Throw the book at him…to make this go to trial even with the video evidence…shameful.

  30. Anonymous says:

    the system here is a joke, so much sexual predators, we need a paedophile list and have them know who they are, everytime they move they have it on their house shame them for who they are, disgusting vile pieces of trash.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Throw this sick, deranged predator UNDER the prison! If he never sees the light of day again, it’s soon enough.

    • Anonymous says:

      Isn’t that a little too harsh? Life sentence? I know he should serve some time and he should be put on a list for the public to remain aware of his history but, I’m not sure a life sentence would be fair justice.

      • Anonymous says:

        No, it’s not harsh. While he may do a few years, the girl will have to live with the damage all of her life!

  32. Anonymous says:

    When he gets out of jail maybe his ” blame the victim ” attorney will let him babysit HIS children. Who sends 1200 texts to a 13 yr old ? I’m sure there are other victims out there as he ” loved ” children.

    • Anonymous says:

      Great idea!

    • Empress of light says:

      I understand there were but we’re not willing to come forward. Sick, vile pervert needs to be made into an example. He needs life in Prison but that’s really too good for him in my opinion! Anyone defending him are just as sick as him!

  33. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to add a fourth charge of ‘Handling swollen goods’.

    Disgusting defense claiming the 13 year old was to blame. Well done RCIPS, great job in bringing this scumbag in.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Give him life, disgusting vile human deserves nothing but hell

  35. Anonymous says:

    What a horrible unrepentant lying paedophile – one of many, in circles of trust, roaming our communities. Hopefully more of his victims come forward prior to sentencing. He should be chemically castrated. Glad the prosecution team and jury got this one right.

  36. Anonymous says:

    These Islands have a lot of rapists living amongst good people. No offense but I have noticed a lot of Caymanian makes are the ones being convicted. They are raping their own family members. This is SAD AND SICK!

  37. Anonymous says:

    Filthy bastard, prolonging the pain by going to trial too.

    Considering he was going to run to be an MLA, this almost makes some of the candidates look good. Almost.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Scientist what in the hell you gone and done?

  39. CD says:

    Thank God the jury had commonsense. Really his defense was I right handed. Calm down there OJ. To bad he didn’t have Johnny Cochran.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Bravo to the young girl who bravely brought her story forward. Round of applause to the Prosecutor and the Jury for ultimately putting this scumbag in prison. What we need now is a national register of sexual predators.

  41. Anonymous says:

    A very sad episode from all sides. I hope healing comes.

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