Elizabeth Leigh Garner, ex NFL Titans cheerleader, refuses plea deal in alleged sex assault of minor, report says

Elizabeth Leigh Garner, former Tennessee Titan's cheerleader accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy
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Elizabeth Leigh Garner, above, a former Tennessee Titans cheerleader, is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.

(CBS) MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Former Tennessee Titans cheerleader Elizabeth Leigh Garner has refused a plea deal on charges of sexually assaulting a minor, according to The Tennessean.

The paper reports that Elizabeth "Leigh" Garner has a court appearance scheduled for Oct. 11 and her trial is scheduled for November 12.

The 42-year-old woman was arrested in March for allegedly assaulting a 12-year-old boy, according to a previous report by CBS affiliate WTVF.

Garner was reportedly charged with sexual battery and solicitation of a minor.

According to Murfreesboro authorities, the woman was visiting a friend's home when she followed the 12-year-old boy to the bathroom and tried to seduce him, the station reports.

A police report on the incident indicates Garner told detectives she was drunk and thought the boy was another man who was also there.

In response to her statement, Kyle Evans, of the police department said, "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."

The station reports the former cheerleader was released on a $30,000 bail. If convicted she could face more than eight years in jail.

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