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Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleader Indicted on Sex Charges

March 30th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
By Chuck Chapman

The Cincinnati Bengals have gotten a lot of negative press over the years for the unlawful behavior of their players. Now it turns out one of the team's cheerleaders is in major trouble with the law.

Sarah Jones, team captain of the Ben-Gals cheerleading squad, was indicted by a Kenton County (KY) grand jury yesterday on charges of first degree sexual abuse stemming from an alleged sexual relationship she had with a minor student while a teacher at Dixie Heights High School. A second charge of "unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited acts" was also levied. Jones will be arraigned on April 2 in Kenton County and is free on a $50,000 bond.

Jones' mother, Cheryl, was also indicted on a charge of tampering with evidence with regard to her daughter's case. Cheryl Jones is a middle school principal in Northern Kentucky. 

Both parties maintained their innocence through statements by their attorneys.

Sarah Jones, 26, resigned her position at Dixie Heights last November stating "personal reasons" according to a statement released by Kenton County Schools Superintendent Terri Cox-Cruey. Cheryl Jones has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of her case.

Tags: Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, NFL

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