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Former Titans Cheerleader Elizabeth Leigh Garner Accused of Sexually Abusing 12-Year-Old Boy

| by Alex Groberman

Former Tennessee Titans cheerleader Elizabeth Leigh Garner was arrested this week for sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy.

Garner, 42, allegedly followed the boy upstairs into the bathroom while visiting a friend and attempted to seduce him. She is said to have fondled him before leaving.

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Local police said that Garner, who is married, told detectives that “she was drunk that evening and that she got the boy confused with a man that was also at the residence."

Garner was indicted on charges of sexual battery and solicitation of a minor. She was ultimately freed on a $30,000 bond, and insists she is innocent of all charges.

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"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, told NewsChannel 5.

During his stint as a Titans cheerleader, Garner gained notoriety for being a 38-year-old on a squad comprised of girls 10 or so years her junior.

(NewsChannel 5, Black Mountain News)