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Jerry Harris of Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ arrested, faces child porn production charge
Friday, September 18, 2020 15:32 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
The court said Harris, 21, `repeatedly enticed` a 13-year-old boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself and send them to him. `The minor victim informed Harris during their initial online encounter that he was 13 years old,` according to a court release.

As of this writing, Harris has not publicly commented on his arrest or charge. Netflix also has no comment about the charge.

Earlier this week, he was accused of child sexual exploitation and abuse in a lawsuit filed by a lawyer representing two alleged 14-year-old victims (who were 13 at the time of the alleged abuse). Harris sent them sexually explicit photos and videos of himself, and at one point cornered a boy in a bathroom at a cheer competition and begged for oral sex, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit says the boy turned him down and left the bathroom.

The lawsuit said that when the boys met Harris at a cheer competition in 2018, he was already well-known in cheerleading circles.
A spokesperson for Harris told CNN earlier this week: `We categorically dispute the claims made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have occurred when he was a teenager. We are confident that when the investigation is completed the true facts will be revealed.`

Production of child pornography is punishable by a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years.
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