Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/8/12

Sarah Jones managed to avoid jail time after pleading guilty to having sex with her 17-year-old former student while she was a high school teacher.

The former Bengals cheerleader entered her guilty plea on Monday after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. She pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual misconduct and felony custodial interference, which was less than the two felony charges she initially faced. Her lawyer says she made the guilty plea to avoid having her “embarrassing” and “steamy” text messages read in court. Her trial was set to begin on Wednesday.

As if Jones getting off without jail time and without having to register as a sex offender weren’t enough, she and the now 18-year-old boy walked out of the courtroom holding hands. Keep in mind that Jones was married when the two began their inappropriate relationship.

If you’re wondering why prosecutors agreed to the deal, it’s apparently because the boy and his family would not cooperate with them. They seem to approve of the relationship between the two.

Jones resigned from her job as a teacher at Dixie Heights High School last November and agreed to never apply for a teaching job again. She is currently working as a legal assistant in her lawyer’s office.

So probation for five years, no jail time, and no need to register as a sex offender for Jones? Man did she get off easily. Do you think a male in that position would have been let off on such easy terms? Is that fair?

Video report from WKRC

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