In a rather bizarre case, Sarah Jones, the captain of the Bengals cheerleading squad, has been indicted for having sex with a student while she was working as a teacher at a Kentucky high school.
Investigators say that the 26-year-old 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. In addition to that, her mother, Cheryl Jones, was was 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.
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.
“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 TheDirty.com 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. 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.