Cheer star Jerry Harris arrested on production of child pornography charges
Jerry Harris, star of Netflix series Cheer, has been arrested on production of child pornography charges.
The 21-year-old cheerleader's Chicago home was raided earlier this week and was charged in court on Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The breakout star of the Netflix series has been under FBI investigation after allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with a minor were made.
His home in Naperville, Illinois was raided by the FBI three days prior to his arrest.
The allegations against Jerry were reported to the police by Varsity, the global authority of competitive cheerleading.
The reality star allegedly enticed a 13-year-old boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself.
The alleged incident happened when Jerry was 19 at cheer competitions and online.
According to USA Today, Varsity's chief legal officer Burton Brillhart reportedly said in a letter to police in Florida and Texas: "As a result of the recent allegation, we have barred this person from having any affiliation with Varsity Brands or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, now and in the future."
A representative for Jerry denied the claims in a statement to Variety.
It read: "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 rose to fame as one of the break out stars of Netflix series Cheers, which launched on the streaming platform in January 2020.
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