Thursday, July 07, 2022

Cheer Star Receives Jail Time

Two years ago break-out 'Cheer' reality tv star, Jerry Harris, was arrested for enticing minors that he came in contact with through the competitive cheerleading circuit [click here if you missed that]. 

This week Jerry was sentenced to more than a decade behind bars...

Jerry Harris plead guilty to child pornography charges and traveling across state lines with the purpose of having sex with a child in February 2022. He also admitted exchanging sexual images with 10 to 15 children in three states, knowing they were underage. 

The attorney for Jerry Harris asked for a six-year sentence, arguing that his client's sexual assault at age 13 gave him a warped idea of relationships. 

The Assistant U.S. Attorney argued for 15 years and wrote at sentencing that,"Harris used his celebrity and wealth to continue his exploitation of children, expanding the tools available to him to manipulate them into gratifying his seemingly insatiable sexual desires."

Jerry Harris was sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised release.