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Star of Netflix series 'Cheer' indicted on new child pornography and sex charges

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested, charged with producing child pornography
Posted at 12:21 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 13:21:27-05

An Illinois cheer champion who was featured on a Netflix show has been indicted on new child pornography and sex charges.

Seven charges were filed in a federal court against Jeremiah "Jerry" Harris on Friday.

Authorities say the new charges stem from alleged incidents involving four minors.

The 21-year-old was one of the stars of "Cheer," a docuseries that debuted on Netflix in January.

He was arrested for production of child pornography allegations in September.

He's accused of asking a 13-year-old to send explicit photos of himself, according to a criminal complaint.

Now, investigators say he also traveled from Texas to Florida with the intent to have sex with a 15-year-old in May 2019.

In September, Harris' attorney denied the allegations against his client and said the accusations occurred when he was teenager.

Meanwhile, Netflix has said the charges were shocking and it planned to respect the legal process.