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And in the meantime -- NFL cheerleader and her mother pleading not guilty moments ago.
In court than watching this unfold this morning in Kentucky sex abuse case Sarah Jones is accused of having sex with a minor.
While working as a high school English teacher.
While her mother there.
The new policy in a second here she -- she eat their -- -- Jones is the principal.
At a local middle school -- she's accused of tampering with evidence in this case.
This is not the first time as Sarah has been the center of sexual accusation this.
She made those accusations in the last time around -- we're joined now talk about the spam without legal panel camera holder's defense attorney.
And it active contributor.
And Joey Jackson as a former prosecutor welcomed to both of Leo good morning good morning so left word we're gonna get with this on camera until it lets -- talk about the current case.
She has pled not guilty.
-- it accusation is that she has sex several times with a sixteen year old boy while she was a teacher.
And that she interacted with him via text message and all the rest and that there's evidence of that and for the mom it's that she tampered perhaps with that evidence she's a principal.
Right while you know you have to look at it as.
This is just that very preliminary part of the case just because somebody is indicted that is just the smallest amount of information that you can give to the grand jury.
To say look we we think there's -- -- here to go to trial.
That doesn't necessarily mean that the person is guilty or that they committed a crime.
They have some kind of evidence and it may not be enough to to rice at a level celts now what's interesting is just.
Briefly you you brought up the other case that she has alleged -- Accusations -- and an eleven million dollar judgment against an Internet company for things that they were saying about her that were it -- to -- name.
So it's interesting -- -- is getting ready to go to trial -- June that this thing pops up right now Joey do you read anything into that.
-- that was a default judgment and what that means is that there's not really response that is going to trial in June I mean the merits of that'll be adjudicated but.
You know and we'll we'll see what happens but on this case let's and I agree with hammer its preliminary and you know everyone deserves the presumption of innocence -- -- -- that they here's what concerns me here.
What concerns me is that you have her being a teacher and high school and as a result of that -- special relationship let's remember that and that's that's relations value -- -- -- special.
-- -- I've been a relationship of trust that the -- hi -- now we have to keep in mind as he can talk even normal age of consent is sixteen how ever when -- you engage in relations with someone when you have some relationship open them that's elevated eighteen and they must be able what concerns me here is this -- If you look at the second talked about the first -- which is sexual abuse in the first degree but the second one which talked about the use of that device.
If they have text messages back corroborate the content to corroborate the charges that she was otherwise involvement with the student where she should not have been furthermore.
If there's any DNA evidence sometimes younger people tend to say things right we remember Monica Lewinsky situation won't bring that but the bottom line is it is DNA that -- -- and that of course they brag to their friends and he's a recent outcry witnesses Moffett who could subsequently comments say things that -- -- cremated.
-- -- your outline that there's a number of things that could be very substantial evidence if indeed.
But they are brought forth manageable pointed out world in a very planning stages at this.
At Timberlake up everybody what the mother's situation is -- and -- think her case locks.
Well that's what's really interesting here what I think as as a defense attorney I've -- -- a lot -- the police want somebody who probably -- some extra information.
To tell that to to tell them.
Information that it probably got through an investigation but they'd rather go to the -- in the -- and say tell me this information that you know about your daughter.
So I think what -- happened here is that the mother probably wanted to cover up for what she knew better -- some had a behavior her daughter is engaged -- And -- step up if you're not going to tell us anything.
Were gonna slam you -- -- -- to you and now you're going to be charged with a crime you're gonna go you're you're gonna go to jail well if so I think that's what happened here if that.
His right not that easily defensible but I think because remember it's not an obstruction of justice charge right.
It speaks to more tampering of evidence tried to we don't know really right get tight lipped on the investigation but in the event that the mother had something.
And it was more than just telling the police what she knew but it was having something -- evidentiary value which he otherwise disposed of that represents a further problem.
That flap back so you don't have a pact.
She would have to unknown at the time that it was evidence and she wasn't disposing of it before -- knew of an investigation.
So we'll see where it goes from here nice set up we all understand that was -- stake and we thank you very much as the camera.
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