Ex-Titans cheerleader arrested for sexually assaulting 12-year-old boy
A former Tennessee Titans cheerleader found herself behind
bars after being accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.
Elizabeth Leigh Garner, 42, who was a
member of the Titans cheerleading squad four years ago at the age of 38, was
officially indicted on charges of sexual battery and solicitation of a minor
after following the 12-year-old into a bathroom and fondling him while
attending a party at a friend's house. The police report states that Garner is
also being accused of trying to seduce him.
In an off-camera interview with
Tennessee's NewsChannel 5, Garner stated she is innocent.
On the police report, she told
detectives that she was intoxicated at her friend's residence and that she
"got the boy confused with a man that was also at the residence."
Though the 42-year-old, who is married,
has not been associated with the Titans' organization for years, she did find
her way onto the blogosphere and into newspapers as the eldest member of the
squad back in 2008. Of course, her recent claim to fame is far less honorable.
"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," Kyle Evans, a member of
the Murfreesboro Police Department, said.
Garner was released on $30,000 bond.