Thursday, March 29, 2012
Bengals cheerleader accused of having sex with a student
Jones, the team captain of the Ben-Gals, has found herself in a bit of trouble stemming from her days as a teacher. Jones was indicted Thursday for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student when she was a teacher at Dixie Heights High School.
Her mother Cheryl Jones was indicted on a charge of tampering with physical evidence in her daughter’s case. Cheryl Jones, the principal at Twenhofel Middle School in Independence, expressed surprise when informed by a reporter of her indictment. She referred all questions to her lawyer. The tampering charge is also a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
Keeping it all in the family. Remember, all of this is alleged.
A Kenton County grand jury indicted Sarah Jones on first-degree sexual abuse. She was also indicted on a charge unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited acts. The charges are felonies that are each punishable by up to five years in prison.
I wonder how all this came to light. I know the kid had to think he had it going on. Doing "it" with a teacher and NFL cheerleader. Man, talk about a daily double.
The lawyer, Charles T. Lester Jr., confirmed he was representing Cheryl Jones, in addition to her daughter, but declined to comment. In a written statement released later, Lester said both women will be pleading not guilty.
“Sarah has maintained her innocence. The indictment of her mother is completely baseless,” the statement noted.
Both women were booked into Kenton County jail on Thursday. Cash bonds were set at $50,000 for Sarah Jones and $30,000 for Cheryl Jones. The daughter and mother are scheduled to be arraigned April 2 before Kenton Circuit Judge Patricia Summe.
Sarah Jones resigned from her teaching job on November 30 for "personal reasons". No one knew of an investigation of Jones until her resignation.
Bengals’ spokesman Jack Brennan said “the club is aware of the situation, and it’s an ongoing process to collect the information that can guide appropriate actions as warranted. At this time, we are guided by our general policy that it’s not appropriate to comment on legal matters yet to be resolved.”
I don't condone the behavior of either party in this case, but I know dad had to be giving his son a high five after hearing who he was taking to bed.