UPDATE #2 – Oh no she didn’t! According to reports, after Sarah Jones pleaded guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old male student at the Kentucky high school where she worked a teacher, the pair walked out of the courtroom, hand-in-hand. (The young lovers are pictured at right: he’s the one with the pixelated face and sore shoulder from all the high fives he got from his friends after banging not only a teacher, but an NFL cheerleader.) This, after months of Jones denying the charges or that there was even a relationship and that “the truth eventually will come out.” (Side note: any time someone says that, the truth is already very well known and nothing new EVER comes out.) And–surprise!–not only did Jones not get any jail time (basically five years of probation) she also doesn’t even have to register as a sex offender. Can anyone imagine a male teacher or coach getting the same slap on the wrist and the reaction of the media if he walked out of court with a barely legal teen? (Read all of our posts related to this incident here.)
On top of that, Jones’ mother, Cheryl Jones, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted tampering with physical evidence, and also got off without serving and jail time. The former school principal (who lost her job as a result of this incident) admitted she sent the “victim” a text message telling him to get rid of his cell phone which contained incriminating messages between him and Sarah. So two careers ruined because she couldn’t say no to a young stud. Hope everyone’s happy now.
UPDATE#1 – Wasn’t it just a few months ago that former high school teacher/Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones was telling everyone who would listen that she “wasn’t the female Sandusky” in reference to charges that she had sex with an underage male student at Dixie Heights High School? Here’s a quote from her ABC News interview back in July:
“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.”
Jones’ lawyer, Eric Deters, filed a motion to dismiss all charges because of a lack of 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 News station WCPO.
Jones stood by her innocence in the case until late last week when a judge decided that the text messages between she and the boy WOULD be allowed as evidence in the trial which was to start this week. Once that happened, Jones and her lawyer started singing a different tune and over the weekend reached a plea agreement to avoid what could have been an ugly trial. No word on how much jail time Jones will get, but likely it won’t be as much as a male teacher in a similar situation because she’s pretty.