Bengals Cheerleader Case

Sarah Jones gets restraining order against ex-husband; says he threatened to kill her

A judge granted Sarah Jones a three-year restraining order against her ex-husband, Nate Wilburn, who pleaded no contest to allegations that he called Jones bad names, sent hateful emails and even threatened to kill her after hearing rumors that she was sleeping with one of her students.

Jones agreed to a plea deal last week for no jail time and 5 years of probation after admitting she slept with a 17-year-old student, Cody York, while she was a teacher at Dixie Heights High School.

Defense attorney Eric Deters told reporters after the hearing Tuesday that his client still feels she is at risk. “Sarah Jones still thinks she’s going to die by murder from Nate Wilburn. When I leaned over in the courtroom and said, ‘Sarah this is really, really good’ she says, ‘he’s still going to kill me.’”

The restraining order is effective for three years and may be renewed for another three years if Jones believes she is still in danger. Wilburn must keep a distance of at least 500 feet from Jones, her home and her place of work.

These threats stand in contrast to the image of “victim” Wilburn has recently crafted in media appearances following Jones’ plea agreement last week. He appeared on “Inside Edition” and spoke about watching his ex-wife’s case: “I wanted to cry just watching it. It’s just, it’s sickening. It truly is and it makes me feel like a fool.”

Jones and Wilburn married in July 2011, but divorced only 6 weeks later.

Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial

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