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"Cheer" star Jerry Harris celebrates 12 years with sex crimes involving minors

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Federal Judge WednesdayNetflixDocumentary SeriesCheerleaderFormer StarJerry HarrisWas sentenced to. , 12 years in prison for having teenage boys send their obscene pictures and videos and asking minors for sex at cheerleader competitions.

Judge Manish Shah of the US District Court also ordered release under court supervision for eight years after this ruling.

Shah tells Harris this sentence, "With the hope that everything will not be lost for you or your victims and that some healing may occur in the future. An expression of the seriousness of the crime. "

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Harris, 22, on the outskirts of Naperville, received child pornography earlier this year and had illegal sex. He pleaded guilty to one count each for traveling with the intention of engaging in suicide.

Prosecutors sought release under 10 years of supervision after sentenced to 15 years in prison, while Harris lawyers sought release under 6 and 8 years of supervision. rice field.

Harris apologized to the victim before he knew his decision. "I deeply apologize for all the trauma that my abuse has caused to you. I sincerely hope that your suffering will end."

"I am not an evil person," says Harris. I did. "I'm still learning who I am and what my purpose is."

Harris is detained in a federal detention facility.

The lawyer for the two victims, Sarah Klein, said Harris's crime was "firmly established."

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"The ruling he received reflects the seriousness of his crimes and the life of the victim's suffering. "It's done," Klein said. ..

Harris was arrestedin September 2020 on suspicion of producing child pornography. Prosecutors alleged that he asked for videos and images from two 14-year-old brothers.

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According to the complaint, the federal prosecutor said Harris was not between December 2018 and March 2020. He said he admitted to repeatedly requesting porn videos and images from adult teens.

Then, in December of that year, he was charged with further charges alleging illegal activity in Illinois, Florida, and Texas. According to the indictment, Harris asked minors for sex at a cheerleader tournament and persuaded a teenage boy to send obscene photos and videos.

According to the complaint, Harris asked FBI agents to send teenage boys their lewd pictures and demand at least 10 to 15 minor child pornography on Snapchat. I admitted that I did.

Cheerwas a huge success when it was released in January 2020, and Harris became popular with his cheerful attitude and encouraging "mat talk". Harris interviewed a celebrity on the red carpet at the Academy Awards for theEllen DeGeneres Show.

Greta Gerwig, right, talks to Jerry Harris on the red carpet at the Dolby Theater Oscar in Los Angeles, February 9, 2020.AK PM DC MG

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