Sarah Jones is not Jerry Sandusky.
The former Bengals cheerleader, who has been accused of sexual abuse, made that clear while firing back at the critics who have labeled her as such.
“I read on a blog that I was the female [Jerry] Sandusky,” Jones said in an interview with ABC News. “To read those things and not be able to comment, not be able to stick up for myself is not fair.
“People don’t know the real me,” she continued. “There’s blogs and postings out there that I have slept with numerous people. I married my high school sweetheart. I just asked the general public to maybe hold their judgment a little bit longer until the truth comes out.”
We still don’t know the truth when it comes to Jones, who was once a captain of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleading squad, but we do know the allegations against her. Jones is accused of sexual abuse and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited acts. The accusations stem from an investigation that determined Jones, also a former high school English teacher, had sex with a 17-year-old student.
Jones’ mother, who is a middle school principal, is also taking some heat, as she is accused of tampering with evidence in the case. Both Jones and her mother, Cheryl, pleaded not guilty.
Check out the ABC News report below to hear more.
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