Have you been following the story of Sarah Jones, the former Ben-Gals cheerleader/high school teacher who plead guilty this week to having a relationship with a 17-year-old male student? Like some of you, I thought I recalled her being married to her high school sweetheart and him supporting her when the charges came out. But there was no husband in court with her this week and, according to media reports, she walked out of court hand-in-hand with her now 18-year-old boy toy. So I thought, maybe I am confusing her with some other female coach or teacher sex scandal, ’cause there are so many these days.
Turns out my memory is correct and now Jones’ poor husband, Nathan Wilburn, is speaking out. Not to go into a lot of detail, but he and Jones WERE high school sweethearts that flew down to Disney World in 2010 to get engaged, got married in 2011, and then shortly thereafter (months maybe?) the allegations of the affair with one of here students emerged. According to Wilburn, Jones swore it wasn’t true and he expected the truth to come out in court. That is, until a few days before the former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader was to go to try and she called to inform her still faithful husband that she was going to plead guilty . . . but only to cover for her co-conspirator mother. And, at first, Wilburn believed that . . . until he saw the TV footage of his wife walking out of the courtroom.
Here’s more from the UK Daily Mail:
Sitting at the kitchen table in the ranch-style home of his grandparents, who have brought him up since he was a baby, Nathan can barely keep a lid on the storm of anger, disbelief and humiliation that is tearing him apart inside. As he stares at a photo of their wedding day he says sarcastically: ‘That was supposed to be happiest day of our lives.’ The young man struggles to find the right words to describe the scale of the betrayal, often lapsing into silences.
‘She is a sexual predator and should have been locked up for what she did. Teachers do not have sex with their students,’ said Nathan, 26. ‘She was in a position of authority and abused it. She abused that boy. ‘If I were a teacher and had an affair with a teenage girl I would be looking at prison time. There is no justice there. It is just wrong.’
Nathan remembers vividly when he first found out about that his wife was being investigated for having sex with the student, who she had been tutoring since 2008, in November 2011. ‘It was another phone call from Sarah. She was crying and saying it was all lies, that she didn’t sleep with one of her students. She made out that people who were jealous of her as a cheerleader with the Bengals were spreading the lies.
‘I really wanted to believe her. What husband wants to think their wife is going behind their back for sex with someone else? She just kept saying: “Nathan, it’s not true. They are all lies. They are just rumors”.’ And the lies continued and his belief in her did too, even when prosecutors said the sexual affair had began while she was still married. ’We had been together since I was 14-years-old. She even swore under oath that I was the only man she had slept with,’ said Nathan. ’I thought I knew the real Sarah, but obviously I didn’t.’
In July 2010, Nathan and Sarah flew to Disneyland in California where he got down on one knee and proposed. Although Nathan and his wife separated after just six weeks of marriage at the end of August last year, they remained close friends and spoke on the phone at least twice a week. ‘Then for her to turn round and admit sleeping with her student is like being kicked in the gut.
‘It just shows what a conniving liar she is.’
No word on what the final score of this match was, but apparently the combat became so heated in the back seat of Ortiz’s car that both combatants lost clothing. Sounds brutal!
Here’s more from ABC 15:
According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called Saturday to respond to a suspicious van parked in the 6600 block of South Gila Avenue. Police said when they looked inside the vehicle, they found 53-year-old Richard Ortiz and a 15-year-old girl, both only partially dressed. During their investigation, police said they confirmed that Ortiz was involved in sexual activity with the girl. Both the victim and Ortiz were taken in for further questioning.
Detectives learned that Ortiz had been a wrestling coach for Tucson High School until January of this year and later took on a role of liaison, in which he was still involved in working with students. The victim was a member of the wrestling team and continued to receive private wrestling lessons by Ortiz.
Police said Saturday night, the victim went with Ortiz to help set up a special event. Ortiz was supposed to take her back home, but instead took the victim to the south end of Gila Avenue, where he reportedly engaged in sexual activity with her.
Kissing him bottomless? Now that’s a new twist on the “older woman/young boy” scenarios, although there are also some other odd qualities about this story as well.
First, the boy was at an Oklahoma City gym near midnight last Thursday with . . . his mother?
Second, mom was SO busy with her own workout that she couldn’t be bothered to keep an eye on her own kid, even after she saw a hot blonde 24-year-old flirting with the boy. So, she asks other people at the gym to keep an eye on him as the two flirted.
Finally, Skippy here was dumb (or smart) enough to go into a tanning room with gymnastics teacher Betsy Ann Brashear, 24, and think no one was looking. Okay, so maybe he didn’t know what she was going to do, but doesn’t he have Internet access or cable TV at home to know where this is headed? At that point, according to police, Brashear starting kissing the boy and took off her pants or shorts or whatever she was wearing on the bottom half of her body while other gym rats told the kid’s mom. Uh, oh.
Mom burst in, dragged the bottomless Betsey out into the gym where everyone got a good view of her goods, allegedly. At that point, she ran back into the tanning room, locked herself in and waited for police to show up.
Brashear is charged with a felony count of lewd acts with a minor under 16 and will make her next court appearance on July 13 . . . hopefully with her pants on. (The Huffington Post has a whole gallery of other photos of Brashear taken from her Facebook and MySpace pages. She’s actually quite attractive with her pants on in some of them.)
Source: FOX 23
It was not the best season for the boy’s basketball team at Shelbyville High School, just south of Indianapolis. The squad finished 1-20 on the season, ranked near the bottom of all the schools in the state. It’s doubtful anyone on the team is going to get a college scholarship. But hey, one piece of good news: a member of the team allegedly got oral sex from the hot assistant cheerleading coach in a parked car at the local grocery store in town.
According to police, coach Megan Crafton, 22, was the subject of a whisper campaign at the high school back in February and when the whispering got loud enough for the administration to hear, they called the local police who did a lengthy investigation (this takes four months?). In the end, Crafton admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a member of the boys basketball team. The victim, 17, told officers that she performed oral sex on him in a car of the parking lot of Western Supermarket at the height of the basketball season. (Trying to console him for all those losses, maybe?)
Crafton now faces a charge of child seduction, a class D felony that carries a sentence of up to three years in prison. On the plus side, Megan does show a nice amount of cleavage in her mugshot, something you don’t see a lot of the ladies put effort into these days.
Source: WISH TV
You all remember Lauren Redfern from Colorado, don’t you? She was the female gym teacher who was caught having sex in her office bathroom with an 18-year-old male student by the school’s athletic director back in February. Not much you can really do at that point but quit your job at Basalt High School and wait to go to jail.
Unless, of course, you’re Ms. Redfern. Then, while awaiting sentencing for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, you head to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah with a bunch of friends to blow off a little steam. And, by blowing off a little steam we mean doing a little drinking in the park (probably not the first time that’s happened) partaking in some hallucinogenic mushrooms (also probably not the first time) and playing some loud music. All of that probably would have just gotten them some dirty looks from fellow campers. But when she and the other members of the camping group allegedly started shooting off guns–like a 12-gauge shotgun–the park service cops pretty much have to step in and throw some cold water on the party.
Unfortunately for Redfern, she’s now accused of violating bond conditions by drinking alcohol and leaving Colorado without written condition from a court. The former teacher faces four to 16 years in prison if convicted and is scheduled to be sentenced June 26 on the contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge.
Source: The Denver Channel
Is this the next phase in the High School Coach Sex Scandal trend of the last 10 years? We report more and more of them, but nothing seems to want the schools to get more involved in preventing these incidents. So, parents are going to start suing schools, especially when there’s evidence they knew–or should have known–about an inappropriate relationship. The latest case: In Indiana, the family of a former student is suing LaPorte Community School Corp. claiming it failed to properly supervise its employees and also failed to provide a safe environment for their then-15-year-old daughter.
The case involves former junior varsity volleyball coach Robert Ashcraft (currently serving 21 years in prison) who reportedly had sex with an underage girl about 25 times between September 2007 and summer 2009. The lawsuit names as defendants the LaPorte Community School Corp., Athletic Director Edward Gilliland and head volleyball coach MaryBeth Lebo claiming they had reason to believe the relationship was taking place, but failed to report it to either law enforcement or child protective services between August 2007 and October 2008. How much is sex between a teen and a coach worth? About $18.7 million accord to the girl’s parents. Now word on how they arrived at that amount.
Source: NMI Times