On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Sex Crimes on Thursday, August 2, 2012

In March, a 27-year-old former Kenton County teacher and Ben-Gals cheerleader was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. Prosecutors claim that the former teacher had sex with one of her students.

As the 27-year-old woman prepares for trial, she has spoken out about the allegations and attempted to repair her reputation. She even appeared on her attorney’s radio show.

“People don’t know the real me,” the 27-year-old said. “I just asked the general public to maybe hold their judgment a little bit longer until the truth comes out.”

However, as she attempts to set the record straight, prosecutors have requested a gag order to prevent the former teacher and cheerleader from speaking out about the case. Prosecutors say the only time they will speak about the evidence in the case is in court.

The woman maintains her innocence. Her attorney has even asked for the charges to be dismissed because of the insufficient amount of evidence in the case.

The former teacher’s mother, a former principal, is also involved in the case. She has been charged with tampering with evidence.

A case like this is proof that the general public often assumes a person is guilty before a conviction has been secured. People must remember that prosecutors must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law before an individual can be convicted of a crime. Until then, a person remains innocent.

Source: ABC News, “Former NFL Cheerleader Sarah Jones Denies She Is the ‘Female Sandusky’,” Linsey Davis, July 31, 2012