Jerry Harris, one of the stars of Netflix's series "Cheer," has been charged with soliciting child pornography.
Jerry Harris, star of the Netflix docuseries “Cheer,” was arrested Thursday and charged in federal court in Chicago… https://t.co/T0VZMjdVZg— Chicago Tribune (@Chicago Tribune)1600363633.0
The charges state that Harris, 21, contacted the victim over Snapchat and "... enticed him to produce sexually explicit videos and photographs of himself." The victim told Harris that he was 13 years old.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the charges also claim that "Harris had also solicited oral sex from him in a bathroom at a cheerleading event they both attended."
Harris admitted to the FBI that he asked for the images and sex from the boy multiple times. According to the New York Times, he "admitted to asking for and receiving child pornography from at least 10 to 15 individuals he knew were minors."
Some victims and their mother were interviewed by USA Today describing Harris' actions.
There will be a hearing on Monday.