On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Sex Crimes on Monday, April 9, 2012

Last week, we wrote about a Bengals cheerleader who stands accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student at a school where she was formerly a teacher. She is charged with sexual abuse and using electronic means to solicit illegal activity. The cheerleader’s mother has also been charged with tampering with evidence.

Recently, a judge reduced the two women’s bond. As part of the reduction in bond, the judge asked that the mother and daughter disable the text messaging function on their phones. The judge also asked that they refrain from contacting the alleged victim and his family.

However, one Kentucky news source is reporting that the two women say they are willing to pay the original bond amounts if they are able to contact the victim’s family. The two families are apparently close friends and the women’s attorney says the restriction places a hardship on both families.

Some say this move could prove that the accusations against both women are false. In addition, if the alleged victim and his family are supportive of the two women, prosecutors may have a difficult time proving their case.

Many people assume that someone who has been accused of a crime is guilty. However, everyone must remember that a person who is charged with a crime remains innocent until proven guilty. In a case like this, the defense may be able to prove that the women have been falsely accused and are not guilty of any crimes.

This case shows how important it is to have strong legal help. When someone is accused of a crime, they would be wise to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can work on their behalf and defend them against the charges.

Source: WPTV.com, “Sarah Jones, Bengals cheerleader, willing to pay $50,000 to have contact with alleged victim,” Kendall Herold, April 9, 2012