Jerry Harris, ‘Cheer’ Star, Authorized for Sexual Harassment, Says Officer


A prosecution lawyer said in a petition filed in court on Tuesday that “cheer” star Jerimia “Jerry” Harris admitted to targeting boys under 10 and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old man.

According to the filing, which asks that Harris be detained in a pending trial, the cheerleaders “exploited at least 10 minor boys and repeatedly requested that the boys send them sexually explicit images of themselves , And attempted to have sex with each of their victims.

Prosecutors also said that Harris admitted sexually assaulting a 15-year-old man at a public event, “attended by other adults in the cheer community.” He has not yet been charged for anything related to that alleged incident.

Harris’ attorney did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Last month, Harris was arrested on charges of producing child pornography. The FBI opened an investigation into Harris after a pair of twin brothers accused Harris of sending one of them to send sexually explicit messages and requesting nude photos on social media when she was 13 years old. If convicted, Harris faces a prison term of 15 to 30 years.

The new document described such behavior as a “habitual, persistent, obsessive course of conduct” that was repeated with many of its victims.

“Harris displays all the signs of a serial child predator and will continue to be a threat to any child he encounters, either online or in person, until he receives critical mental health sex offender treatment. Formally, ”said the filing.

Prosecutors say Harris used “crimes, threats, and money” to engage young boys “in sexually explicit activity that Harris often records and masturbates.” Citing Harris’ “fame” and “acting career”, prosecutors said Harris offered his victims $ 1,000 for “sexually explicit conduct” on FaceTime and Snapchat, and in each case one Tried to orchestrate the person. meeting.

Harris was launched to stardom after being featured in the Netflix documentary “Cheer” earlier this year. A member of Navarro College’s adorned Bulldogs cheer team, Harris was one of the stars of the series, known for his signature “mat talk”, which includes praising his teammates for encouraging him during practice. He has since made other TV and social media appearances with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Joe Biden and Ellen DeGeneres.

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