Ex-Ben-Gal, former teacher files restraining order against ex-husband

COVINGTON, Ky. - Ex-Ben-Gal and former Northern Kentucky teacher Sarah Jones filed a restraining order against her ex-husband, Nathan Wilburn.

Her attorney Eric Deters told 9 News Jones filed a Temporary Protection Order on Tuesday. Deters said Wilburn is an "emotional abuser" and that his alleged behavior started before Jones began her relationship with one of her students.

Earlier this month, Jones, 26, appeared in front of Kenton County Judge Patricia Summe and pleaded guilty to sex abuse. Jones was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student, Cody York, while she worked as an English teacher at Dixie Heights High School in Northern Kentucky.

Jones admitted to having a romantic relationship with York, who is now 18, which included "a sexual relationship and sexual intercourse."

In exchange for Jones' guilty plea, the prosecution dropped the charge to sexual misconduct. Jones will not have to register as a sex offender or go to jail. She was sentenced to five years probation.

Both Jones and Wilburn will appear in court Wednesday at 9 a.m., according to Deters.

Stay with 9 News and WCPO.com for updates.


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