Opening statements took place for the trial of former Broncos and Buccaneers linebacker (who had a lay-over in Cincinnati in 2003 and 2004) on Tuesday, several months after being accused of sexual battery, gross sexual imposition and "five counts of unlawful sexual conduct of a minor." However Webster's lawyers argued that not only was romp consensual, the girl was 16, not 15.
In Ohio, except in rare specific instances, the age of consent is 16. Webster is accused of having sex with the girl when she was 15 – and he tells police that on a recording. But his attorneys said Tuesday that Webster’s recorded recollection was wrong.
In other words, despite the fact that police have a recorded admission of Webster having sex with a 15-year old, if she was indeed 16, then it's possible no law was broken.