Jerry Harris has been arrested and charged with the manufacturing of kid pornography.
The Cheer star, 21, allegedly enticed an underage boy to provide sexually specific movies and photographs of himself, the US lawyer’s workplace confirmed [via BBC News].
Court docket paperwork present that Harris admitted to soliciting and receiving specific photographs from the minor, nonetheless, a spokesperson for the star denied the allegations. The spokesperson advised PEOPLE: “We categorically dispute the claims made towards Jerry Harris, that are alleged to have occurred when he was a young person. We’re assured that when the investigation is accomplished the true details can be revealed.”
Harris was scheduled to look at Chicago Federal Court docket at this time (September 17) after being arrested yesterday morning. If convicted on the federal little one pornography cost, he would resist 30 years in jail.
Netflix‘s Cheer is a six-part documentary sequence that follows the nationally ranked 40-member Navarro School Bulldogs Cheer Group from Corsicana, Texas as they put together to compete within the Nationwide Cheerleading Championship held yearly in Daytona Seaside, Florida.
Officers say investigations are ongoing and have referred to as for anybody with extra data to return ahead.
It is a growing story.