Friday, March 30, 2012

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Sarah Jones, Bengals cheerleader, indicted for having sex with student
The 26-year-old made headlines when she sued for a derogatory post

By Nina Mandell
Friday, March 30, 2012
Sara Jones is accused of having sex with a student at Dixie Heights High School where she taught English. (Police Handout)

The captain of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleading squad was indicted for having sex with a student while she was working as a teacher at a Kentucky high school.

Investigators claim that Sarah Jones, 26, had sex with a 16-year-old high school football player four or five times in her apartment and exchanged numerous text messages with the student, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Her mother, Cheryl Jones, was also indicted on tampering with evidence.

"Sarah has maintained her innocence. The indictment of her mother is completely baseless," the Jones' lawyer, Charles T. Lester Jr., said in a statement to the newspaper.

Sarah Jones resigned from her job at Dixie Heights High where she taught freshman English late last year, citing "personal reasons," but remains the captain of the Ben-Gals cheerleading squad, WPTV reports.

"The club is aware of the situation, and it's an ongoing process to collect the information that can guide appropriate actions as warranted," the Bengals said in a statement to Local 12 News.

Cheryl Jones, who is a middle school principal, is being held on a $30,000 bond at the Kenton County Detention Center. Sarah Jones is being held on a $50,000 bond.

The cheerleader made national news in 2009 after she sued founder Nik Richie for a picture posted of her claiming that she had had sex with Bengals players and other posts claiming that she had a sexually transmitted disease.

She claimed those allegations were completely untrue and last year told ABC her life had been destroyed.

"I literally broke down," she told “20/20” in June of 2011. “I worked my butt off to make sure I had a clean, great reputation and then it was ruined by one post.”

That case became a nationally discussed example of online bullying.

“I think I hit rock bottom when a student said she would never learn from a slut like me,” she told “20/20.”

While she was originally awarded an $11 million default judgment for defamation, litigation in that case continues.

That case is expected back in court in June.

The site, of course, had six posts reporting on Sarah Jones’ arrest as of Friday morning.
Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah performs during an NFL preseason football game last year.

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