August 1st, 2012 by faye
Sarah Jones, a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader who was called the “female Sandusky” is retaliating at her critics and the rumors about her personal life, despite a request by the prosecutors for a gag order in her sexual abuse case.
According to reports, Sarah Jones — who was once a captain of the Cincinnati Bengals and a former high school teacher — has been accused of sexually abusing a student, as well as the unlawful use of electronic means to encourage in performing a sexual activity.
During an interview with ABC News Kenton County, Ky resident Jones said, “I read on blogs that I’m 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 added, “There’s blogs and postings out there that I have slept with numerous people. I married my high school sweetheart. People don’t know the real me. I just asked the general public to maybe hold their judgment a little bit longer until the truth comes out.”
On Monday, prosecutors in the sexual abuse case of Sarah Jones have asked a judge for a gag order to stop Jones from talking after she went on her lawyer’s radio show earlier this month. Jones reportedly went on the radio show to discredit the charges against her. Eric Deters, the lawyer of Jones, filed a motion to dismiss all charges due to insufficient evidence.
“They have no evidence that sexual relations of any type took place in any of the 50 United States of America,” Deters told ABC station WCPO.
The judge handling the case said that she will review the motions. Meanwhile, prosecutors said they will proceed with the sexual abuse case against Sarah Jones as planned.
“We won’t be sending out motions, we won’t be going on radio shows. You will be hearing our arguments about evidence in court,” said a spokesman.
Last fall, then-26-year-old Sarah Jones was teaching at Dixie Heights High School and was accused of having sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old student. The former cheerleader’s mother, Cheryl Jones — who is a middle school principal in the same school district – is accused of tampering with evidence in the case. After the incident, Sarah renounced her position in November 2011.
In April, Sarah and Cheryl Jones both pleaded not guilty to the sexual abuse case and tampering of evidence during their arraignment. The two were joined by dozens of their supporters.
“The hardest thing has been having not only me go through it, but to have my mom go through it with me,” Sarah Jones said. “It’s almost kind of a guilty feeling that she is even involved in this because what has happened to her is not fair. My goal is for her charges to be dismissed.”
The lawyer of Sarah Jones is also demanding the prosecution to be sanctioned for saying in court that the former cheerleader allegedly sent a text message to the sexual abuse victim saying “deny everything.”
The prosecution labeled other texts with the alleged victim as “steamy.”
“I think people are taking this whole student-teacher thing… Yes, he was a student but he was not my student,” said Sarah Jones. She added, “He was a family friend and I am very close to his parents. Had it not been for their support it would be very difficult to get through this without them.”