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‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris arrested, charged with producing child pornography: report
“Cheer” star Jerry Harris pleaded not guilty Thursday to new federal felony charges that he tried to lure minors for sex and shared sexually explicit photos with them.
Harris, 21, whose lawyers entered the plea on his behalf, was arraigned less than a week after prosecutors unsealed a seven-count indictment outlining the new charges against the Netflix reality TV star, US Magazine reported.
The charges alleged that Harris exchanged explicit images with youngsters and lured them to cheerleading competitions, where he allegedly had sex with them.
“Cheer,” an Emmy-winning series that debuted in January, follows the cheerleading squad from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, which Harris is a member of.
Harris was first charged in September when the FBI raided his home in the Chicago suburb of Naperville and charged him with producing child pornography.
The raid came in the wake of a federal probe kickstarted by a $1 million civil lawsuit filed by twin brothers who accused Harris of sexual misconduct and abuse when they were 13 and Harris was 19.
The new indictment unsealed last week charged him with four counts of sexual exploitation of children, one count of enticement, one count of receipt of child pornography, and one count of travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual contact with a minor.
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