Another Bengal is in trouble with the law, Only this time it is a Ben-Gal. Cheerleader Sarah Jones was indicted on first-degree sexual abuse on Thursday. She was also indicted on a charge on unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited acts. Both of these charges are felonies and both charges can amount to as many as five years in prison
Sarah Jones' mother, Cheryl Jones, was also indicted on a charge of tampering with the physical evidence in her daughters case. The lawyer of both women, Charles T. Lester Jr., says that both of his clients will be pleading not guilty. Cheryl Jones is a principal at Twenhofel Middle School in Independence. She was placed on administrative leave when the school learned of the indictment.
Sarah Jones is the team captain for the cheer-leading squad. She resigned from Dixie Heights in Edgewood on November 30. The 26 year old had been teaching English there freshman English there for five years. Jones cited "Personal reasons" in her resignation letter.
Jones gained national attention in 2009 when she sued THEDIRTY.com and its operator, Nik Richie. Pictures of Jones appeared on the website with allegations that she had slept with Bengals players and had two sexually transmitted diseases. The photos and alleged comments were provided anonymously.