Former NFL Cheerleader accepts plea deal in sex case

The former NFL Cheerleader who was charged with having sex with an underage student has accepted a plea deal.

Sarah Jones, 26, will return to court on Monday and then be sentenced according to ABC News’ Cincinatti affiliate WCPO-TV. Details of the plea deal were not released.

Jones was indicted in March on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited acts. Police say the charges stem from an investigation that began in November at Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, Ky.

Jones was a former English teacher at the high school and also served as a cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals. In November she stepped down from her position citing personal reasons.

“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 told ABC’s Good Morning America in July. “I just asked the general public to maybe hold their judgment a little bit longer until the truth comes out.”

Her mother, Cheryl Jones, will also take a plea deal for tampering with evidence 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.”

John Bman
John Bman
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