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Cheer Star Jerry Harris Jailed For 12 Years Over Indecent Images Of Children

Prosecutors had requested a lengthy sentence, claiming Jerry Harris’ celebrity enabled him to “persuade and entice” his young victims to engage in sexual conduct.

Jerry Harris, star of Netflix TV series Cheer, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in the US for crimes relating to indecent images of children and soliciting sex from minors.

The 22-year-old previously pleaded guilty to one count of travelling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and one count of receiving indecent images.

At the Chicago hearing, prosecutors asked for a lengthy prison sentence, claiming Harris’ celebrity enabled him to “persuade and entice” his young victims to engage in sexual conduct.

Since his arrest in September 2020, Jerry Harris has been held in a federal detention facility.

He pleaded guilty to two of seven counts against him in February, including convincing a 17-year-old to send him sexually explicit photographs in exchange for money and traveling to Florida for the purpose of “engaging in illicit sexual conduct” with a 15-year-old.

Jerry Harris allegedly solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions and persuaded teenage boys to send him obscene photographs and videos of themselves, according to the indictment.

Harris later admitted to FBI agents that he had asked a teenage boy to send him photos of himself and had requested indecent images from at least 10 to 15 other minors on Snapchat.

Harris, from the Chicago suburb of Naperville, rose to prominence as a breakout star on Cheer, a reality television series that followed a competitive cheerleading squad from Navarro College in Texas as they sought a national title.

Character witnesses for Harris included Navarro college head coach Monica Aldama, teammate Morgan Simianer, and the parents of Harris’ fellow cheerleader, Gabi Butler.

Cheer’s second season addresses the Harris investigation, dedicating an entire episode to the incidents titled “Jerry.”

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