Former cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals and high school teacher Sarah Jones says that the boy she’s accused of having a sexual relationship with, although a student, wasn’t her student. Rather, he’s a longtime friend, and his family is close with Jones.
26-year old Jones is accused of sexually abusing the student while she was teaching at a high school in Kenton County, Kentucky, as well as unlawfully using an electronic device to engage a minor in sexual activity (texting), but she has lashed out at her detractors recently, defending herself and the boy on a radio show hosted by her lawyer, Eric Deters.
“People don’t know the real me. There’s blogs and postings out there that I have slept with numerous people. I married my high school sweetheart,” said Jones. “I just asked the general public to maybe hold their judgment a little bit longer until the truth comes out.”
However, her self-defense may get her in trouble, as she currently has a gag order against her regarding the case, which was filed earlier this week by prosecutors. But Jones insists that she is innocent of any wrongdoing and just wants to clear her name.
“I read on a blog that I was the female [Jerry] Sandusky. To read those things and not be able to comment, not be able to stick up for myself is not fair,” she said.
The case was allegedly brought to light because of comments made by the boy’s ex-girlfriend; their names have not been released due to their age.