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Webster gets 20 years

Friday, June 11, 2010

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GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man convicted on three felony child molesting charges has been handed a 20-year prison sentence.

Billy Webster, 36, was sentenced in Putnam County Circuit Court by Judge Matthew Headley.

Webster was sentenced to 20 years with 15 years executed and five years suspended on each of two Class B felony charges. He was sentenced to eight years, all suspended, on a Class C felony charge. Headley ordered that the sentences would run concurrently.

Webster has been in jail since his Sept. 16 arrest. He will receive credit for the 261 days he has served.

Webster was also deemed a sexually violent predator, which means upon his release he will have to register for inclusion on a state database. He can also have no contact with any child under the age of 18 with the exception of his minor son, with whom he will be allowed supervised visitation.

Webster's sentence came about as the result of a plea agreement -- the Class B felonies were originally Class A felonies, each of which would have been punishable by a maximum of 50 years.

Putnam County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Justin Long said he spoke to the victims and their families before the plea was offered to Webster, and that they were satisfied with it and did not want to have to testify at a trial.

Webster pled guilty to the charges on May 6. In court that day, he admitted to molesting three females under the ages of 14 between Jan. 1, 2003 and Sept. 16, 2009. Court documents said Webster threatened his victims, which is why they did not come forward about the molestation sooner.

In November 2007, Webster was convicted in Clay County of Class C felony sexual misconduct with a minor. He received a four-year sentence, and information on the Indiana Department of Correction Web site indicates he was released from custody on May 6, 2009.

Webster's criminal history in Putnam County includes charges of identity deception, criminal trespass and driving while suspended.

At the time the child molestation charges were filed, he was on probation.


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I agree with notagain, but I also understand the reluctance of the families of the girls he molested to testify in court. He was on probation when all this happened, for heaven's sake.

-- Posted by not gullible on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 9:26 AM

I can't believe the judge did this.The bastard should have got LIFE,without anyone testifing. HE has to register,wow,that will him keep in line won't it!!!!!He is already a repeat offender,having to register won't slow him down,let alone stop him. Everyone mark your calenders and hide your children.

-- Posted by redrose2 on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 10:03 AM

He cannot get a life sentence, only certain murders qualify for that. Twenty years is the maximum on a B Felony. Judge Headley couldn't give him more than that. Also, if no one testifies at the trial, he gets acquitted and goes home. Which would you prefer? Don't bash the Judge if you really don't know what you are talking about.

-- Posted by LTSmash on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 11:39 AM

All I can is castration.

-- Posted by dcsaiht on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 12:05 PM

He'll be back on his BMX bicycle trolling the city park before you know it.

-- Posted by ProblemTransmission on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 12:26 PM

I am assuming that LTSmash is right on this one. It's just a shame that the laws can't be bent in certain cases. I would bend them on this case for sure. The guy is already a repeat offender so you know that he will do it again. Maybe he will be on the other end at some point when they close the cell door! People like this disgust me!

-- Posted by Reader11 on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 1:44 PM

Well, maybe Madonna and the kids can get far away from this area and have the life they deserve. She and those children have had to endure a lot over the years with Billy, and it is finally over. I worked with both of them several years ago, and I know she was truly terrified of him. Once it gets around that he is a "chomo", he will get his, rest assured.

-- Posted by lindam7766 on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 1:52 PM

when he goes to prison....he will be on the receiving end.....hopefully the boys there give him what he deserves.....what a P.O.S!!!! slow torture is needed for this bum!!

-- Posted by woodsman on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 9:28 PM

AT LEAST HE WILL SERVE SOME PRISON TIME....TOO BAD IT CAN'T BE LONGER....CHILD MOLESTERS DON'T DESERVE ANY BREAKS.

-- Posted by Michele1953 on Sat, Jun 12, 2010, at 10:45 AM

What does the statutes say about consecutive versus concurrent terms in this instance?

-- Posted by exhoosier2 on Sat, Jun 12, 2010, at 12:14 PM

To LTsmash I will bash putnam county judges if I want. I asked the judge,not Headley,for a protective for my daughter it was denied because there was no proof my daughter was harmed. It finally went to Clay county where he did two years. Still on probation he did it again,when he gets out he will do it again.If this happened to someone in YOUR family you would,or should be saying what I said.So if YOU don't know what you're talking about don't talk.

-- Posted by redrose2 on Mon, Jun 14, 2010, at 3:39 AM

Put him in jail, and let the general population at him!!

-- Posted by Mrs.Peter on Mon, Jun 14, 2010, at 8:32 AM

I had no idea that he was this kind of person. I was one of the females that he cheated on madonna with...and i could never express my remorse for those actions. i was 19 at the time...and was purely taken advantage of. this is disgusting and i feel for the families of the victims.

-- Posted by druanmorse on Thu, Nov 25, 2010, at 3:37 PM


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