Former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones, a.k.a. the female Sandusky, is firing back at her at critics and the rumors about her personal life despite a request by prosecutors for a gag order in her sexual assault case.
Once a captain of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals (get it?!) and a former high school teacher, Sarah Jones is accused of sexually abusing a student and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity.
"I read on blogs that I'm 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 the Kenton County, Ky., resident in an interview with ABC News.
"There's blogs and postings out there that I have slept with numerous people. I married my high school sweetheart," said Jones.
"People don't know the real me. I just asked the general public to maybe hold their judgment a little bit longer until the truth comes out."
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.
She went on the show to refute the charges against her. Jones' lawyer, Eric Deters, filed a motion to dismiss all charges due to 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 station WCPO.
The judge said she would review the motions. Prosecutors, for their part, say they will be proceeding with their case against Jones as planned.
"We won't be sending out motions, we won't be going on radio shows. You will be hearing our arguments about evidence in court," said a spokesman.
Last fall, the then-26-year-old Sarah was teaching at Dixie Heights High School and accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student.
Jones' mother, Cheryl Jones – a middle school principal in the same school district - is accused of tampering with evidence in the case.
Sarah Jones resigned from her position in November 2011.
Both mother and daughter pleaded not guilty in April at their arraignment. Both Sarah and Cheryl Jones were joined by dozens of supporters.
Including the family of the alleged victim, no less. The victim's name has not been released due to his age.
"The hardest thing has been having not only me go through it, but to have my mom go through it with me," said Sarah Jones.
"It's almost kind of a guilty feeling that she is even involved in this because what has happened to her is not fair. My goal is for her charges to be dismissed."
Jones' lawyer is also demanding the prosecution be sanctioned for saying in court that Jones allegedly sent a text to the victim saying "deny everything."
The prosecution described other texts with the victim as "steamy."
"I think people are taking this whole student-teacher thing… Yes, he was a student but he was not my student," said Jones.
"He was a family friend and I am very close to his parents. Had it not been for their support it would be very difficult to get through this without them."