The world fell in love with Jerry Harris and his can-do attitude earlier this year — prior to his recent arrest for producing child pornography — on Netflix’s hit docuseries Cheer.
The six-part reality series followed the co-ed Navarro College cheerleading squad as they tirelessly trained for the NCAA National Championship in Daytona, Florida.
‘CHEER’ STAR JERRY HARRIS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
Harris became famous for his enthusiastic mat talk, his incredible stunting skills and contagiously positive personality.
Following his arrest on Thursday, September 17, fans are wondering if they knew the 21-year-old at all. Harris was charged with one count of producing child pornography. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the reality star was “allegedly enticing an underage boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself.”
The cheerleader “contacted the underage boy on a social media application,” stated the criminal complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago. During their online exchange, the victim told Harris that he was only 13 years old.
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USA Today reported that 14-year-old twin brothers from Texas were the ones accusing Harris of sexual misconduct. Charlie and Sam said they were 13-years-old when they met Harris, and according to screenshots, which were obtained by USA Today, Harris responded to a photo of Charlie stretching his leg, saying: “Do it naked and take a video and show me.”
Scroll through to learn 5 fast facts about Harris and his rise to fame.