Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader pleads not guilty to sex charge

The captain of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleading squad and her mother have pleaded not guilty in northern Kentucky to charges in a sex case.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports Sarah Jones, who is about 26, and her mother, Cheryl Jones, entered the pleas Monday in Kenton Circuit Court.

Sarah Jones is charged with first-degree sexual abuse involving a student when she was a high school teacher and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited acts. Jones taught at Dixie Heights High School before resigning in November.

Her mother, Cheryl Jones, principal of Twenhofel Middle School in Independence, was indicted on a charge of tampering with physical evidence in her daughter's case. She was placed on administrative leave.