A former NFL cheerleader, Elizabeth ‘Leigh’ Garner who has been accused of following a 12 year old boy into a bathroom,fondling his penis and offering him oral sex has gone on to refuse a plea deal.
Garner, 42 will now instead stand trial in November charged with sexual battery and solicitation of a minor for child rape.
The incident came to pass this past February when Garner purportedly attempted to seduce the boy, who was the son of the host at a local party.
The boy told police that Garner asked him whether he’d ‘ever been with a woman’ before she tried to pull down him pants.
He then bolted from the bathroom and told his mother what happened, who reported her friend to police.
Garner later told sex crimes detectives the alleged assault was all a misunderstanding, ‘that she was drunk that evening and she got the boy confused with a man’ who was also at the residence.
Offered Officer Kyle Evans: ‘That’s just absolutely no excuse for sexual assaulting a child. If you can’t tell the difference between a 12-year-old and an adult then there are problems.”
Various media outlets have gone on to note that the former cheerleader prides herself on her rigorous work out regiment and always keeping in shape. It is understood that Garner who went on to cheerlead for the Titans three times was considerably older than her fellow cheerleaders at age 38 back in 2008, a feat which would end up gaining her some measure of fame.
To date Garner’s husband has stood by his wife amidst the allegations.
Garner was released on a $30,000 bond and faces more than eight years’ prison if she’s convicted.