Former “Cheer” star Jerry Harris pleaded guilty Thursday in Chicago to a federal sex crime case alleging he solicited sex from teenagers at cheerleading competitions.
Harris, 22, appeared in federal court to enter the plea Thursday afternoon, TMZ reported.
While the sentencing guidelines call for up to 50 years in prison, it will be up to the judge to determine Harris’ fate at a hearing set for June 28, the outlet said.
Harris, of Naperville, Illinois, has been held without bond at the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center since his September 2020 arrest on a child pornography charge.
Later, federal prosecutors filed additional charges that Harris forced minors to send him explicit photos, tried to convince a minor to engage in oral sex at cheerleading events and solicited another for sex.
Harris admitted in an interview with FBI agents to having five to 10 victims, according to a criminal complaint.
The case against Harris stems from a February 2020 complaint by the twin brothers’ mother who claimed they were “groomed” for sex by the star cheerleader.
The brothers, who are competitive cheerleaders from Texas, said the alleged abuse began when they were about 13 and Harris was 19 — and that it lasted more than a year.
Prosecutors say Harris began requesting photos from one of the boys in late 2018.
He then allegedly followed the victim into a bathroom at a cheerleading event two years later and sexually assaulted her, according to the complaint.
Harris rose to fame as the breakout star of the Netflix docuseries “Cheer,” which follows the cheer team at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.
His shocking arrest was recently addressed when season 2 of the docuseries premiered on January 12.
He also pleaded guilty to traveling for illicit sex with minors, stemming from a trip he took to Florida for the purpose of “engaging in illicit sexual conduct” with a 15-year-old, The Associated Press reports. A plea deal led prosecutors to drop five other federal counts brought against Harris.
Is Monica still coaching Navarro?
Monica Aldama does not leave joy, or Navarro behind her. On the same subject : Cowboys news: Dak’s big question, draft picks, kick-for-kick competition. She helps new cheerleaders become national champions and continues to support the original team that made Navarro a household name.
Is Monica coaching Navarro? As the head coach for nearly 30 years, Monica built Navarro’s cheer program from the ground up and is now one of the most successful cheerleading coaches in the county, with one of the greatest coaches on TV.
What happened to Monica’s assistant coach in Cheer?
Although Andy has left Navarro, he seems to be moving on with his own company and is still very involved in the world of cheer. See the article : O-zone: Very high. Many fans miss seeing him and Monica go through each of their team members’ strengths and see how they decide who makes it to Cheer.
How long is Jerry in jail for?
On Wednesday, the 22-year-old was sentenced to 12 years in prison on charges related to soliciting sex and sexual images, including nude photos and videos, from minors, USA Today reports. See the article : Borderlands and Grim Dawn are getting big discounts in this week’s Gold deals. His prison time will be followed by eight years of supervised release.
Where is Jerry Harris today? Harris has been held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago since his arrest.