Sarah Jones, a former captain of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleading squad and Kenton County, Kentucky based high school teacher, has been indicted on first degree sexual abuse charges as well as the unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited acts. Jones has allegedly been involved with a 17-year-old. A student at the high school she taught English.
Character runs in the family as Jones mother, Cheryl Jones has been charged with tampering evidence concerning her daughters case. Her mother is a middle school principal.
Jones is super upset about the charges, not because she is being charged with committing sexual abuse but because she has been compared to Jerry Sandusky since the charges became public. She gave an interview to ABC News stating that:
“I read on a blog that I was 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,”
“People don’t know the real me. There’s blogs and postings out there that I have slept with numerous people. I married my high school sweetheart,” said Jones. “I just asked the general public to maybe hold their judgment a little bit longer until the truth comes out.”
“I think people are taking this whole student-teacher thing… Yes, he was a student but he was not my student,” said Jones. “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.”