«Cheer», Jerry Harris sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual abuse of minors – Corriere.it

From Simona Marchetti

The former Netflix series docu star has been arrested after a Texas woman, mother of 14-year-old twins, found sexually explicit pictures on one of her children’s phone. In February, the former fan pleaded guilty

In February, he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and traveled to another country to have illegal sexual relations with children under the age of 15, and now the verdict has arrived. Jerry Harris was sentenced to 12 years in prison (and 8 years of probation) for sexual offenses against minors and will remain on the sex offender registry for life. The story goes back to September 2020, when the former “Cheer” docu star was arrested on Netflix after accusations made by a Texan woman, mother of 14-year-old twins, found explicit sexual pictures on one of them’s phone. from children.

While Harris denied the allegations, only to plead guilty months later, when further details emerged of the former cheerleader’s illicit behavior who, before reading the sentence, wanted to apologize to his victims. “I am deeply sorry for the shock caused by the abuses I have been subjected to,” Harris said. I pray to God that your suffering ends. I’m not a bad person. I still have to understand who I am and what my goal is.”

As mentioned, Harris became popular thanks to the documentary that chronicles the path taken by Navarro College’s competitive cheerleading team to win the National Cheerleading Championship. The first to comment on the referee’s news was Monica Aldama, coach of the Nabarro College Bulldogs cheerleading team in Corsicana, Texas. “My heart is in a thousand pieces…I pray deeply for the victims and all those affected,” he wrote on Instagram. Netflix has also released an official statement about what happened. “Like everyone else, we are shocked by this news. Any abuse of minors is a horrific crime and we respect due process,” the note read.

Jul 7 2022 (change 7 Jul 2022 | 11:46)

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