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Gabi Butler Reacts To Jerry Harris's Arrest & Child Pornography Charges

Gabi Butler says that her heart is broken after hearing of the charges against her Navarro teammate and Cheer co-star, Jerry Harris.

The athlete posted a statement on her social media page after Jerry had been formally arrested for child pornography and solicitation charges.

“Like most of you, I am shocked, dismayed, and deeply saddened by the recent news concerning my friend and former teammate Jerry Harris,” she wrote on Instagram on Friday, September 18.

“Ever since I heard the news I have gone back and forth between sobbing uncontrollably and trying to wrap my head around why something like this could happen. To be clear, although I have been a close friend and teammate with Jerry, I was never aware of anything like what he has been accused of taking place,” Gabi continued.

She went on, “I believe the protection of children is more than important than ever in today’s world and absolutely do not condone any actions that bring harm to a child. Issuing a statement like this hurts my heart more than any of you will ever know. As a Christian woman, the only thing I know to do is pray for all involved and the world we live in. My heart is broken.”

In the official criminal complaint, Jerry allegedly contacted an underage boy on social media and solicited him to produce sexually explicit videos and photographs of himself.

Earlier in the day, Cheer coach Monica Aldama also released a statement about Jerry‘s arrest. See what she said here…