September 17, 2020
The star of Netflix docuseries “Cheer” was arrested Thursday on federal child pornography charges — days after he was sued by twin brothers accusing him of sexual misconduct, authorities said.
Jeremiah “Jerry” Harris, 21, is charged with one count of producing child pornography but allegedly admitted to receiving X-rated photos from “at least between 10-15 other individuals he knew were minors,” according to a complaint filed by the US Attorney’s Office in Chicago.
The arrest marks a stunning fall from grace for Harris, who gained national recognition for his role on “Cheer,” which follows the cheer squad from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.
On Monday, he was slapped with a $1 million lawsuit from twin brothers who claim he “groomed” them for sex.
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