Former Bengals Cheerleader Pleads Not Guilty
Recent charges against a teacher and cheerleader has gained much media attention surrounding the facts of the case. Sarah Jones, 26, the captain of the Ben-Gals cheerleading squad, pleaded not guilty to first-degree sexual assault. She also pleaded not guilty to unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.
Along with Sarah’s charges, her mother, Cheryl Jones, is facing a single charge of tampering with evidence. Cheryl Jones is the principal at Twenhofel Middle School and was placed on paid administrative leave.
The indictment states the alleged sexual relationship between Sarah and the high school student took place between October 1 and December 31. Jones resigned from Dixie Heights, where she had taught English for about five years, on November 29, citing personal reasons.She denied that anything had happened.
The student denies the relationship as well. Attorney Eric Deters said in December, “There’s no victim. There’s nobody saying “Hey, this happened.”
Judge Patricia Summe reduced both Cheryl and Sarah’s bonds to $15,000 each. She also mandated the pair to be placed on electric monitoring as a term of their release.
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