Prosecutors release text messages; defense maintains innocence
“Sarah Jones blatantly lies to the police when she denies exchanging text messages with the victim,” prosecutors said in a court motion. “Even the text messages themselves are wrought with Sarah Jones’ commands to the victim to ‘deny everything.'”
Prosecutors have released copies of text messages sent between Sarah Jones and the high-school teen that she is accused of having a sexual relationship with. In their motion prosecutors stated “Sarah Jones blatantly lies to the police when she denies exchanging text messages with the victim” and “even the text messages themselves are wrought with Sarah Jones’ commands to the victim to ‘deny everything.'”
The prosecution has not made it clear whether or not Jones was instructing the student to lie or to deny false accusations. Her attorney, Eric Deters claims there is no proof that she and her student have had any sexual contact, and she simply told the student to get rid of the phone because police are monitoring it.
Jones maintains that the accusations have sprung from a rumor about her and a student. On top of her legal struggles, she has come out to defend her character asking that the public “hold their judgment a little bit longer until the truth comes out.” Prosecutors have requested a gag order on Jones, which would prevent her from speaking publicly about anything involving her case.
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