NFL Cheerleader In Court For Having Sex With Student
Sarah Jones is a demure high school English teacher and a sizzling hot NFL cheerleader with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Now she's accused of having a three-month long sexual relationship with one of her 16-year-old students.
26-year-old Jones appeared in court Monday, charged with first degree sexual abuse. She pled not guilty.
Her mother, Cheryl, a middle school principal, was at her side holding her hand. She's charged with tampering with evidence and also pled not guilty.
It's not the first time the captain of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders, "The Ben Gals," has made scandalous headlines.
In 2009, a salacious gossip website alleged Jones had sex with several Bengals players. She denies the allegation and is currently suing for defamation.
Jones said to ABC News last year, "I could not face my students, my faculty members, the school board. It's devastating to read those things about yourself."
Just last month she filed to annul her marriage claiming it was not consummated. She lived with her husband for only six weeks.
Prosecutors said they have graphic text messages which prove Jones and her student had sex.
"The commonwealth feel they have sufficient evidence to proceed as does the grand jury," said a lawyer for the prosecution.
The alleged victim's family members were in court and in a shocking twist, they're rooting for the cheerleader. Even the alleged victim doesn't want to testify.
Lawyers in court said, "The alleged victim's family is here supporting the two defendants today your honor."
ABC's Dan Abrams went head to head with Nancy Grace about that on Good Morning America.
Abrams said, "Nancy is a victims rights advocate should also care about how the victim feels and his mother."
Grace responded, "#1 Dan Abrams, I am a crime victim, a tangential victim of murder. So don't you, sitting up on Park Avenue, tell me what a crime victim's advocate should feel."
Abrams responded, "Are you no longer a victims rights advocate?"
Grace said, "As I was saying, what crime victims typically want is justice."