• Former Seminole County substitute teacher guilty for trafficking teen girl

    By: Janine Reyes

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    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A former substitute teacher for the Seminole County School District was found guilty Friday of trafficking a teenage girl.

    Jurors deliberated for less than an hour before reaching a verdict.

    Jeremy Webster was accused of trafficking the teen for two days in an Altamonte Springs hotel. The teen was not a student at the school where Webster taught.

    Read: Closing arguments expected Friday in child sex-trafficking case against former substitute teacher

    Webster’s defense attorney used a box with holes in it to illustrate to jurors that there were too many holes and inconsistencies in the victim’s story.

    “She's told this story three different times and every time she told it, she's given three different stories,” said defense attorney Frederick Trabold.

    There were also problems with Webster’s testimony when he took the stand Thursday. He said he was coerced and that a written statement about a stripper party had been altered.

    A sergeant with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office testified that Webster’s testimony was voluntary and no one changed it.

    Webster faces life in prison.

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