Webster to serve 6 years for child sex crimes

| 06/03/2018 | 49 Comments
Cayman News Service, Errington Webster

Errington Webster

(CNS): Former firefighter and political hopeful, Errington Webster (55), has been handed a six-year prison term for the sexual offences he committed against a 13-year-old girl in 2016. Justice Charles Quin described Webster’s offences as “grave” and that his responsibility for the crimes was “very high”, even though Webster refuses to accept his conviction. “What is deeply unattractive is he blames everyone except himself for these guilty verdicts,” the judge said.

Webster has, however, avoided the imposition of a sexual harm prevention order because Justice Quin found it could not be applied retrospectively.

The legislation provides for such orders to ensure sexual offenders who are released from jail continue to be monitored by the authorities to keep them away from potential victims. Only one order has been imposed so far. This was against Ronnie Ebanks for his sexual offence, which had also been committed before the law changed, but no argument had been made on his behalf during his sentencing by Justice Marva McDonald-Bishop.

Justice Quin explained that the law does not provide for a retrospective application and that he did not have the legal power to impose such an order.

If Webster is released before he has served the full six years, he will be released on licence, but once the full term is completed, there will be no lawful way to supervise Webster or protect vulnerable young girls from him, despite his prominent position in the community, where he is still seen by several church leaders and community members as a man of integrity and exemplary character, as set out in references given to the court.

Quin imposed the six-year sentence for Webster’s conviction for gross indecency, which formed the centre of the evidence against him at trial, after his young victim videoed the community leader masturbating in his car when she was present and asking her to spit on his penis. But Webster continued to deny any knowledge of the incident, claiming he had suffered some kind of catatonic moment as a result of drinking a dietary supplement mixed with grapefruit after taking his heart medication.

He was also given three five-year terms, which will run concurrently with the six-year sentence, for three convictions of gross indecency that took place at his home in his daughter’s bedroom and in his car.

Justice Quin justified the length of the sentences when he pointed to the list of aggravating factors, including the grooming of the child, the abuse of the trust place in him by the community and the young girl’s family, his manipulation of the girl and her vulnerability, as well as his complete lack of remorse. The only mitigation the judge found in Webster’s favour was his previous clean record.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    that’s all he should have getting 60 years.
    Bec I know if it was anyone of you all daughters you all would have lost it..

  2. Anonymous says:

    Even a few days in jail will destroy this man. He will come out broken and in pieces with no money and no future.

    The danger though, is in the fundamentalist christians that will support him.

  3. Anonymous says:

    6 years is ridiculous this fool (cant get to call him what i really think of him) should have gotten at least 26 years hard labor nothing less. i hope they abuse and beat him properly up northward. KMT

  4. Anonymous says:

    6 years what a joke …. Well at least he didn’t get off thank God but 6 years really……. in other news man caught with marijuana 14 years.

    • Jotnar says:

      Really? Who got 14 years for marijuana possession? Don’t recall seeing that anywhere – did someone tell you on the marl road, or did you just make it up?

  5. Mr. Niceguy says:

    Just think……….. if he hadn’t been exposed, he might have been our Premier!

  6. Anonymous says:

    What good are multiple convictions if the sentences are not consecutive?? This is utter nonsense and has gone on for far too long! Why bother charging for the multiple offences if the penalty is the same as for only one? Utter madness that presents NO DETERRENT!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Should have been much more time. Scum.

    • West bay Premier says:

      That’s all he should have gotten another 6 years , blaming the victim and everyone else . Sick animal about going to Church . A sack of salt couldn’t save him .

  8. Anonymous says:

    Young girls can breathe a sigh of relief now that this demon has been locked up.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Heterosexuality. Homosexuality. Pedophelia.

    All are variants of sexual orientation, and by the application of modern political-correctness (e.g. gay marriage), all are “naturally occuring” in the human species.

    Interestingly, the trending movement becomes rather hypocritical when they condemn the inescapable parallel that comes about when we deviate from the standpoint of upholding only one sexual orientation as sacred and supreme.

    This is not to discredit the deep-seeded reality of any individual, and consenting adults can do with one another as they wish.
    However, we should NEVER demote heterosexuality by even suggesting any other category of pairing is comparable.

    The male:female dynamic of nature is the most powerful and sensitive force in our universe. We should act accordingly.
    Most of all, we cannot allow society to be led by “feelings” in respect to the issue at hand.

    The life-giving, regenerative essence of nature doesn’t give a hot damn about anyone’s feelings; straight, gay and otherwise.

    No other sexual orientation is “equal” to heterosexuality – and not only because all others rely thereon to exist in the first place.

    Lastly, Webster, you are a dirty old man. Shame on you.

    (Sexual orientation is the operative term above and should not be confused with sexual intercourse / actions / assaults.)

    • Anonymous says:

      Wtf are you on about!

    • Anonymous says:

      Looks and reads like Who waffle. Only thing missing, blaming the UK for Webster’s crimes.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your points are valid.

      However we would never know the grand scheme of things. We can only make conclusions based on what we know. And we know nothing.

      Nature is perfect as is. It knows exactly what to do for universe to exist It knows how to spin its orbits, balance ocean temperature, protect earth’s atmosphere and furlilize amazon, where calcium and magnesium go, how to create a complex organism from literally nothing.

      Yet it created a creature with what we call consciousness who is trying to learn, discover what nature ALREADY knows. This creature seems to be capable of one thing only- destroying all and everything.

      The question is WHY nature that makes no mistakes and already knows everything, created such a monster and made him self aware? we would never know.

      • Anonymous says:

        Nature is a result of chaos. And there is a lot wrong with it.
        That’s why we try to fix things.

    • Eklund says:

      What a load of rambling crap. And don’t go putting pedophilia on the same level as homosexuality.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ah boy..and there we have it.

        Congrats, you are today’s idiot.

        Feel free to read and try again though.

        Btw, in your blaze of ignorance, you failed to realize that heterosexuality was also put “on the same level”.
        (Hope this helps you to understand and maybe advance your perspective beyond the usual boundaries.)

        • Jotnar says:

          Actually, I think you put paedophilia on the same level as hetereosexuality – at least, to the extent that involves opposite sexes and the girl is old enough to conceive – and homosexuality below both. The life giving regenerative essence apparently more important than informed, adult consent it seems. Bit like the stone ages I suppose. Hope to Christ you don’t have young female children.

          • Anonymous says:

            You too are misinterpreting my post.

            I simply highlighted the fact that the moment we entertain the notion of a variance of “natural” sexual orientations – we run into a few discomforting realities.

            It was not very long ago that homosexuality was considered a “sexual disorder”, however, social pressure and the supposed realisation of the high rate of occurrence combined to reverse this categorisation.

            In regards to pedophilia, the only component missing is the public pressure to recategorise as it is clear to all there is a very high rate of occurrence thereof as well.

            Are we saying we selectively respect the truths of (human) nature?
            Or could it be that traditional stances were on to something?

        • Eklund says:

          You are pathetic.

    • Anonymous says:

      Pedophilia is a sexual disorder which by its nature involves preying on young people who are not able to make a conscious decision to engage in sexual activity. I am not aware of examples of this behaviour being found outside of human beings. Heterosexuality and Homosexuality are attractions and actions between consenting adult members of opposite/same gender, and are found throughout nature (where there is no order of correctness). They are not sononomous and to suggest otherwise is to reduce the incredibly damaging and horrible nature of this crime just because of a bigotry against homosexuality. This anology is not waranted here; whatever your views of homosexuality it has no place in the discussion of this man’s actions and punishment which are in this story’s commentary.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are one sicko too. How in Gods name can you equate being a paediophile with being gay or transgender.

  10. Anonymous says:

    bring back hanging, would do wonders for tourism. seriously we need a sex offenders register, for this vile scumbag

  11. Anonymous says:

    Disgusting! This young girl was 13 years old. thinking about this makes me feel physically sick. This abuser is going to serve a measley 6 years. This man has proven that he is not capable of upholding the responsibilities of living in a civil society. For this reason, he needs to spend his life outside of this community and away from our children forever. I do not believe that there is treatment for pedophilia. I am so disappointed and disgusted by the lenience given by the courts. It is not fair to the past or future victims. He may not be able to control himself but that means only that he needs to live a life that is different than the rest of us – he needs to be in jail.

  12. Anonymous says:

    6 Years! Absolutely disgraceful. Lock up your children since they wont be locking up the perpetrator for long. Licence to molest has just been handed out.

  13. Cheese Face says:

    “He is still seen by several church leaders as a man of integrity and exemplary character” That pretty much says it all to me. Sad, so very sad 🙁

    • Anonymous says:

      The Bodden Town Ministers that demonstrated their culpability in paedophilia and Cayman’s widespread family abuse should be identified. How can these scumbags be allowed to “lead” congregations and collect money from their flock, when they are so willing to look the other way on abuses against their children. It’s revolting.

  14. Alden says:

    Dirty man rutten in hell

  15. John says:

    The should hang him

  16. Gray Matter says:

    That’s a slap on the wrist. Should have thrown away the key and turned off the lights.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I wish I could see his face.
    What an animal.
    He is going to have a rough time.

  18. Anonymous says:

    No deterrent here. Not long enough.
    There are others that need to see that an example has been set. This is not that occasion…

  19. Anonymous says:

    So he’ll be out in 4 short years and will still be at it again. Unfortunately, not long enough for him to die in jail. Mark your calendars so we can remind everyone to keep om=n eye out!

  20. Anonymous says:

    That is it??? Six years? This is deplorable. He should have gotten at least 20 years. What kind of sentences are these???

    • Anonymous says:

      By law the maximum is 10 yrs. Although his acts are disgusting the maximum sentence is reserved for more perverse acts.

      • Anonymous says:

        Person convicted of theft (5, 10, 15, 20 counts…) gets the same sentence with this idiotic idea of concurrent sentences! There is no deterrent to go hog wild and commit 30 (or 300!) acts of theft. Same sentence! LUNACY!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Put him in a cell with Jeffery Barnes.

  22. Tut alors!. says:

    Incredible that his expert witness testified in court that his dietary supplement laced with grapefruit could have caused his “catatonic moment”.

    • Anonymous says:

      Even if he had a catatonic episode why did he committed such action. If he had good intentions and kind thoughts before the incident then he probably would not exhibit such darkness. What is in our hearts will come forth, whether good or evil. Do not blame meds and grapefruit juice,blame our intentions.

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