May 2021

Face of evil pervert who groomed step-daughter to be his sexual plaything and got her pregnant

A Halifax sex predator has been jailed after he sexually “groomed” his own step-daughter and then got her pregnant.

Judge Neil Davey QC said Anthony Webster’s crimes against Kaitlin Jenner represented “a massive breach of trust” and he had groomed her to be his sexual plaything

He said the 47-year-old had given the teenager treats, and later cannabis joints and alcohol, so that she truly thought she was “daddy’s special girl”.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Webster, of Glen Terrace, Halifax, started having sex with his step-daughter when she was 15 and Judge Davey said she was so “besotted” with him that she made trips to see him even after her mother split from the defendant and they moved to Scotland.

Following Webster’s conviction by a jury last month, the victim waived her right to anonymity and the court heard that after getting pregnant at 16 she gave birth to a daughter in 2015.

In a victim impact statement read to the court by prosecutor Stephen Wood QC, the victim now 23, said she was finally getting justice for the abuse.

She said she now felt ”blessed” to have a beautiful daughter and was hoping to move on and stop living in the past following the trial and Webster’s sentencing.

She said she hoped to make her daughter proud and not just be a victim.

Webster, who had previous convictions for a variety of offences including assaults, burglary and cannabis production, admitted two charges of sexual activity with a child family member and was found guilty by the jury of two charges of sexual activity with a child under 16.

He was jailed for 13 years for the sex offences and given an additional two years in prison for a shocking assault on a man outside the Cat and Fiddle pub in Halifax back in August 2019.

Judge Davey imposed a concurrent two-year prison sentence on Webster after he also admitted a production of cannabis charge relating to a sophisticated cannabis farm which was found in the cellar of his home in February 2019.

Webster will now have to register as a sex offender with the police for the rest of his life and he will also be subject to a sexual harm prevention order which restricts his contact with under 16s.