CRIME
03/21/2013 02:19 pm ET | Updated Mar 21, 2013

Elizabeth Leigh Garner, Former Titans Cheerleader, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Boy

A former Titans cheerleader is accused of pulling a 12-year-old boys pants off and offering him oral sex. She denies the allegations.

Black Mountain News reports that Elizabeth Leigh Garner, 42, of Nashville was indicted last week on aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor for child rape.

In February, the boy told police he was at his home when he went upstairs to use the bathroom. He said Garner, who had been drinking, followed him upstairs.

"He stated she was asking him if he had ever been with a woman,” Murfreesboro Police Detective Tommy Roberts said in a report obtained by the Black Mountain News.

The boy said Garner then touched him "on the outside of his pants" and made "an attempt to take his shorts off" while offering to "perform oral sex on him."

In an off-camera interview with News Channel 5, Garner, who was an NFL Tennessee Titans cheerleader four years ago, reportedly denied the allegations.

Garner allegedly told police "that she was drunk that evening and that she got the boy confused with a man that was also at the residence," according to News Channel 5.

"That's just absolutely no excuse for sexually assaulting a child. If you can't tell the difference between a 12-year-old and an adult then there are problems," Kyle Evans of the Murfreesboro Police told the station.

Dead Spin reports that Garner faces eight years in prison if convicted on all charges.

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