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Former 'Cheer' star pleads guilty in child-porn case
2022-02-11

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Jerry Harris, one of the stars of the Netflix series Cheer, has pled guilty in a federal child-pornography case, media outlets reported.

According to NBC News, Harris, 22, was indicted in December 2020 on numerous charges alleging he received and attempted to receive child pornography and persuaded minors to engage in sexual contact. Prosecutors said the alleged acts involved victims in Florida, Illinois and Texas from August 2017 to August 2020.

On Feb. 10, Harris pled guilty to two of the counts in the indictment: receiving child pornography and engaging in interstate travel for the purpose of engaging in a sexual act with a minor.

The victims are twin brothers. One of the boys told police that Harris solicited oral sex from him in a bathroom during a cheerleading event they both attended. The complaint alleges that Harris contacted one of the boys on Instagram in 2018, when he was 19 and the boys were 13.

The docuseries Cheer follows competitive cheerleading. Harris graduated in 2017 from Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, and studied at Texas' Navarro College.


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