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Cheer's Jerry Harris Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Misconduct

Jerry Harris, star of the Netflix original docuseries Cheer, has pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges of sexual misconduct, Entertainment Weekly reported on Tuesday (December 22).

According to documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight, the 21-year-old pleaded not guilty to a total of seven charges, which include four counts of sexual exploitation of children, one count of receiving child pornography, one count of traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual contact with a minor, and one count of enticement.

Jerry did not appear in court in-person. He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years if convicted for each of the sexual exploitation charges and a minimum of 10 years for the enticement charge, ET adds.

The Netflix star has remained behind bars since September, when he was initially arrested on federal charges for producing child pornography. Entertainment Weekly writes that according to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, Jerry allegedly “contacted the underage boy on a social media application and repeatedly enticed him to produce sexually explicit videos and photographs of himself”. The victim informed Jerry during their first encounter online that he was 13 years old.

Jerry is also being sued by two underage twin brothers for allegedly demanding nude photographs from them and sexually abusing them. The suit, obtained by People days before his arrest, states that the plaintiffs were competitive cheerleaders who met Jerry in 2018. They allege that he used his standing in the cheerleading community to groom the two for abuse.

In September, a representative for Jerry stated: “We categorically dispute the claims made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have occurred when he was a teenager. We are confident that when the investigation is completed the true facts will be revealed.” Jerry’s former teammate Gabi Butler issued a statement about the situation on her Instagram. His coach Monica Aldama
also released a statement following his arrest.

Cheer's Jerry Harris Charged With Seven More Counts Of Sexual Misconduct

Jerry Harris is now facing more charges for alleged sex crimes, People is reporting.

The star of Netflix’s Cheer was first accused of child pornography in September, when the mother of two twin boys, who are now in their late teens, reported that Jerry solicited them for sexual conduct.

Prosecutors have now charged Jerry with receiving and attempting to receive child pornography and four counts of using, persuading, inducing and enticing a minor “to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.”

Jerry was also charged with an additional count of using the internet to allegedly “persuade, induce, and entice” one of the minors to engage in sexual activity.

“We categorically dispute the claims made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have occurred when he was a teenager. We are confident that when the investigation is completed the true facts will be revealed,” a rep for the athlete stated after his initial arrest.

He was arrested in September, and has remained behind bars and will so until his trial is set.

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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…

Cheer's Monica Aldama Reacts to Jerry Harris' Arrest & Child Porn Charges

Monica Aldama, the head coach on the Netflix series Cheer, is reacting to the arrest of her former student Jerry Harris.

The 21-year-old cheerleader was arrested on Thursday (September 17) after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Jerry was arrested on “production of child pornography charges” after being accused of soliciting nude photos from two 14-year-old boys, as well as allegedly engaging in sexual conversations with them and asking one of the boys to meet up for sex.

Monica is currently competing on Dancing With the Stars and she took to Instagram after the arrest to share her thoughts.

Click inside to find out what she said… More Here! »

Netflix Releases a Statement After 'Cheer' Star Jerry Harris is Arrested on Production of Child Pornography Charges

Netflix is breaking its silence after the arrest of Cheer star Jerry Harris.

On Thursday (September 17), the 21-year-old cheerleader was arrested on “production of child pornography charges,” the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago said.

Jerry‘s arrest comes after it was revealed earlier this month that he had “solicited sexually explicit photos and sex from minor.”

“Like everyone we are shocked by this news,” a Netflix spokesperson told ABC News in a statement. “Any abuse of minors is a terrible crime and we respect the legal process.”

Jerry is denying the allegations made against him.

Jerry
is scheduled to appear in court for a detention hearing on Monday, September 21. If convicted, Jerry could face 15 to 30 years in prison.

He is also being sued over the accusations.

Cheer's Jerry Harris Arrested on Production of Child Pornography Charges

Jerry Harris, who rose to fame as one of the fan favorite cheerleaders on Netflix’s Cheer, has been arrested on “production of child pornography charges,” the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago said (via the Chicago Sun Times).

Not much else is known at this time, apart from the information that was already released.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that the 21-year-old cheerleader had “solicited sexually explicit photos and sex from minor.”

Jerry then released a statement about the allegations, denying any wrongdoing on his part. “We categorically dispute the claims made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have occurred when he was a teenager. We are confident that when the investigation is completed the true facts will be revealed,” his rep said.

He is now also being sued.