Sarah Jones engaged to teen Cody York in sex case, attorney for ex-Ben-Gal cheerleader confirms
Maxim Alter, WCPO Digital
12:10 AM, Jun 7, 2013
6:53 PM, Jun 7, 2013
CINCINNATI -- Ex-Ben-Gal cheerleader and former Northern Kentucky educator Sarah Jones is engaged to the teen she was accused of having sex with while she was a teacher, her attorney Eric Deters confirmed to WCPO Digital.
Jones was accused of allegedly having sex with then 17-year-old Cody York while she worked as an English teacher at Dixie Heights High School in Northern Kentucky.
York, who is now 18, proposed to Jones this week and the former cheerleader posted photos of the proposal on her Instagram account.
Jones, 26, appeared in front of Kenton County Judge Patricia Summe in October and pleaded guilty to sex abuse.
In exchange for her guilty plea, the prosecution dropped the charge to sexual misconduct.
Jones is currently serving a sentence of five years probation. As part of the deal she made, text messages in the case were sealed. Jones also agreed to never apply for another teaching position.
"There's absolutely nothing prohibiting [the victim] and Sarah from being together," Deters told WCPO in October.
Jones and York made the engagement "Facebook official."