Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones faces jail time after being indicted by a grand jury Thursday for having sex with one of her students while she was a teacher at Dixie Heights High School.
Jones, 26 was indicted on first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual acts. Each felony is punishable by up to five years in prison, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Her mother, Cheryl Jones, was indicted on a charge of tampering evidence in the case and can face up to five years in prison. She has been placed on administrative leave from her position as a principal in Kentucky.
The Bengals cheerleader resigned from Dixie Heights High School on November 30 citing personal reasons. She taught freshmen English there for five years.
Kenton County School District Superintendent Terri Cox-Cruey said she didn't know there was an investigation going on about the allegations by Kenton County police until Jones resigned.
Cox-Cruey told the Cincinnati Enquirer that she didn't have an opportunity to question Jones or conduct an internal investigation.
Charles T. Lester Jr., the lawyer for Jones, said that she pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Sarah has maintained her innocence. The indictment of her mother is completely baseless, said Lester in a statement.
Jones is being held at the Kenton County jail for a cash bond set at $50,000. She will be arraigned on April 2.
Jones made headlines in 2009 when details about her sexual liaisons with Bengal team players came to light after an anonymous post on TheDirty.com posted information and alleged that she had two sexually transmitted diseases.
She sued the site's operator, Nik Richie, after lurid pictures surfaced from posters. One commenter accused Jones of having sex in her classroom.
The Bengals cheerleader appeared on national news outlets to clear her name and launch a legal campaign against the website.
She told ABC News that to stand in front of 30 15-year-olds and tell them you don't have two STDs and that you are not a slut is the hardest thing you will ever have to do.
Jones was award an $11 million settlement, though TheDirty.com has since appealed the ruling.
She is currently captain of the Ben-Gals, the Bengals' cheerleading team.
The Bengals has not released a comment about the case