Sarah Jones To Appear In Court Against Charges Of Sexual Abuse
Sarah Jones, the 26-year-old former high school English teacher and cheerleader for "Cincinnati Ben-Gal," will appear in court on Monday to accept the plea on the charges of sexual abuse.
Jones used to teach at Dixie Heights High School in Kentucky.
In March 2011, Jones was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of electronic means for forcing a student to indulge in sexual activity.
When the investigations in the case began in November last year, Jones stepped down as a teacher from the school where she was working. She gave personal reasons for her withdrawal from the post.
In July, Jones appeared on "Good Morning America," to address the allegations.
"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," she said. "I just asked the general public to maybe hold their judgment a little bit longer until the truth comes out."
Jones's mother, Cheryl Jones, is also involved in the case; a federal charge is placed against her for meddling in the physical evidence in the case. Jones's mother is also expected to appear in the court against the plea. Last week, a judge refused to accept a request from Jones' attorney to throw out the text messages in the case.
"The hardest thing has been having not only me go through it, but to have my mom go through it with me," Jones told "GMA". "It's almost kind of a guilty feeling that she is even involved in this because what has happened to her is not fair. My goal is for her charges to be dismissed."
Jones denied the charges against her and clarified that she is close to the family of the student and it's their support for her which has helped her get this far.
"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."
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