Netflix’s Cheer star Jerry Harris to register as a sex offender after jail sentence for child pornography

Jerry Harris, former star of Netflix’s cheerleading docuseries Cheer, will have to register as a sex offender and attend a mental health program following a 12-year federal prison sentence in a child pornography case.

The 22-year-old had been under FBI investigation since 2019, after authorities claimed Harris solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions, leading to his Illinois arrest for child pornography in September 2020.

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A month after his arrest, the Chicago Sun reported that Harris had been formally charged and charged with “child pornography and sex crimes involving four victims in the new seven-count indictment that alleges conduct in Illinois, Florida and Texas.”

According to information provided at the time, the former Cheer The star allegedly solicited sex with two 14-year-old twin brothers and asked them to send him pornographic content in the form of photos and videos.

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At the time, Harris also admitted to requesting pornographic content on Snapchat from 10 to 15 other people, knowing that they were underage. Prosecutors initially requested a 15-year sentence, prompting defense attorneys to seek a six-year sentence due to traumatic experiences Harris allegedly had as a child.

The EX-Cheer The star’s attorney wrote, “The trauma he experienced as a child normalized his biased version of what he considered appropriate relationships.”

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“No one was there to defend him when he was sexually assaulted as a minor. He is grateful that this is not the case for his victims in this case, for whom he expresses deep remorse”, concludes Requirement.

In February, TMZ reported that Harris was facing up to 50 after pleading guilty to two counts in the child pornography case, which included “receiving child pornography using interstate commerce and traveling across state lines with the intent of having illicit sexual intercourse with a minor.” Last week, Fox News reported that US District Judge Manish Shah ordered that Jerry Harris’ 12-year sentence be followed by an additional sentence. eight years of probation.

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Joseph D. Fitzpatrick, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois confirmed the judge’s sentence to Fox News Digital, stating, “The sentence is twelve years in prison, followed by eight years of release under judicial supervision.

According to the outlet, Harris apologized to his victims, saying, “I am deeply sorry for all the trauma my abuse has caused you. I’m praying deep inside for your suffering to end. I am not a bad person. I’m still learning who I am and what my purpose is.

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In legal documents obtained by TMZfollowing the star’s 12-year federal prison sentence, it is stipulated that Harris will have to register as a sex offender, attend a sex offender treatment program and be barred from entering contact with the twin brothers involved in the affair.

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