Former Bengals Cheerleader Tied to Sex Scandal

Sarah Jones is accused of having sex with an underage student.
3:02 | 07/31/12

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NOW, TO THE FORMER CINCINNATI BENGALS CHEERLEADER AND TEACHER CHARGED WITH HAVING SEX WITH AN UNDERAGED STUDENT. SARAH JONES IS TRYING TO GET THE CHARGES THROWN OUT OF COURT MONDAY AND SO CLEAR HER NAME. SHE SPOKE WITH ABC'S LINSEY DAVIS IN AN ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE. AND THERE'S A LOT TO WADE THROUGH HERE, LINSEY. A LOT. AND NOT ONLY DOES SHE TAKE IT DAY BY DAY. BUT AT TIMES, SECONDS BY SECONDS. SHE'S NOW SPEAKING OUT IN HER OWN DEFENSE. ASKING PEOPLE TO HOLD OFF JUDGMENT UNTIL THE TRUTH COMES OUT. THAT'S WHY SHE AND HER MOTHER WERE BACK IN COURT YESTERDAY, TRYING TO GET THE CHARGES AGAINST THEM DISMISSED. SHE'S BEEN CALLED ALL KINDS OF NAMES AND ACCUSED OF WHAT SHE SAYS ARE LIES. BUT THIS MORNING, SARAH JONES IS FIRING BACK. I READ ON A BLOG, ONCE I WAS THE FEMALE JERRY SANDUSKY. TO READ THOSE THINGS AND NOT BE ABLE TO COMMENT AND NOT BE ABLE TO STICK UP FOR MYSELF IS NOT FAIR. Reporter: THE FORMER TEACHER AND CHEERLEADING CAPTAIN FOR THE NFL CINCINNATI BENGALS, CHARGED WITH HAVING SEX WITH A STUDENT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL WHERE SHE TAUGHT, SAT DOWN WITH ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVELY, DESPITE A GAG ORDER. THERE ARE POSTS AND BLOGS. NUMEROUS PEOPLE. I MARRIED MY HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART. I ASK THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO MAYBE HOLD THEIR JUDGMENT A LITTLE LONGER UNTIL THE TRUTH DOES COME OUT. Reporter: LAST NOVEMBER, THE THEN-26-YEAR-OLD TEACHER WAS ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT. HER MOTHER, CHERYL JONES, A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL IN THE SAME SCHOOL DISTRICT, WAS CHARGED WITH TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE, ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO COVER IT UP. ALL SHE DID WAS SEND A TEXT MESSAGE TO SOMEBODY ELSE AND SAID GET RID OF THAT PHONE BECAUSE SHE KNEW THE POLICE WERE MONITORING IT. THE HARDEST THING WAS NOT ONLY ME GOING THROUGH IT. BUT HAVING MY MOM GO THROUGH IT WITH ME. WHAT HAPPENED TO HER IS NOT FAIR. MY GOAL IS FOR HER CHARGES TO BE DISMISSED. Reporter: PROSECUTORS HAVE ASKED JONES TO STOP TALKING ON MONDAY, AFTER SHE WENT ON A RADIO SHOW THIS MONTH, TO COMMENT ON THE CHARGES AGAINST HER. THE PROSECUTION CALLED IT AN OUTRAGE. WE WON'T BE GOING ON RADIO SHOWS. WE'LL BE HEARING ABOUT OUR EVIDENCE IN COURT. Reporter: JONES' LAWYER IS DEMANDING THE PROSECUTION BE SANCTIONED FOR SAYING JONES SENT A TEXT TO THE VICTIM THAT SAID, DENY EVERYTHING. THIS MORNING, AS SHE AWAITS THE JUDGE'S RULING ON THAT GOING ORDER, JONES STILL HAS A LOT TO SAY. I THINK PEOPLE ARE TAKING THIS WHOLE STUDENT/TEACHER THING. HE WAS A STUDENT, HE WAS NOT MY STUDENT. HE'S A FAMILY FRIEND. I'M VERY CLOSE TO HIS PARENTS. HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR THEIR SUPPORT, IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO GET THROUGH THIS. Reporter: THE VICTIM'S PARENTS WERE BACK IN COURT TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE MOTHER/DAUGHTER DUO. JONES SAYS SHE WAS HIT WITH EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE. A DIVORCE FROM HER HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART. HAD TO QUIT HER JOB. AND BOTH HAVE RESULTED IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES. SHE HOPES AFTER THE CHARGES ARE DISMISSED, SHE CAN MOVE ON WITH HER LIFE. THANK YOU FOR THAT. LET'S HEAD BACK OUTSIDE TO

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