updated - June 19, 2013 Wednesday EDT
A former Bengals cheerleader charged with having sex with a 17-year-old boy when she taught at Dixie Heights High School is firing back at her critic, despite a request by prosecutors for a gag order in the case.
Sarah Jones, the one-time captain of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleading squad and a former high school teacher in Kenton County, Ky., is accused of sexually abusing a student. Jones has also been accused of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual conduct.
The 27-year old has been likened to the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State University which caused so much controversy, even leading to the removal of the Joe Paterno statue. Sarah Jones has been dubbed the "female Sandusky".
"I read on a blog that I was the female [Jerry] Sandusky. To read those things and not be able to comment, not be able to stick up for myself is not fair," said Sarah Jones in an interview with ABC News.
"People don't know the real me. There's blogs and postings out there that I have slept with numerous people. I married my high school sweetheart," said Jones. "I just asked the general public to maybe hold their judgment a little bit longer until the truth comes out."
Meanwhile prosecutors asked a judge for a gag order on Monday to stop Jones from talking after she went on her lawyer's radio show earlier this month to comment on the charges against her. Jones' lawyer, Eric Deters, filed a motion to dismiss all charges because of a lack of evidence.
"They have no evidence that sexual relations of any type took place in any of the 50 United States of America," Deters told ABC News station WCPO.
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