A former Tennessee Titans cheerleader has been charged with aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor after an incident involving a 12-year-old boy.
Elizabeth Leigh Garner, who cheered for the Titans until 2009, is in trouble with the law after allegedly fondling the son of one of her friends, during a party in which the two recently attended.
During an interview with police at his school, the boy said Garner was at his home drinking, and at some point late in the evening he went to use the restroom when Garner followed him, according to police.
“He stated she was asking him if he had ever been with a woman,” Roberts reported, adding the boy disclosed she then touched him inappropriately on the outside of his pants. “He also said she was making an attempt to take his shorts off ...” and told the boy she would perform oral sex on him.
The boy told Roberts he became frightened and was able to get out of the bathroom and tell his mother.
Garner claims that she was intoxicated and that the whole ordeal was a big accident.
"Ms. Garner, who was advised of her miranda rights, stated that she was drunk that evening," Roberts reported, "and that she got the boy confused with a man who also at the residence."
Garner was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month and was brought into custody on Thursday and booked into the Rutherford County jail. Her bond was set at $30,000 and she is scheduled to appear in court this week.
The 42-year-old, who also happens to be married, is facing up to eight years in prison if convicted of the charges.