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Netflix Cheer Star Jerry Harris Arrested on Child Pornography Production Charge


Jeremiah "Jerry" Harris, one of the stars of student featured Netflix documentary series Cheer, has been arrested and charged with producing child sex images.

Mr Harris, 21, allegedly enticed an underage boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself, the US attorney's office said.

Harris was interviewed by law enforcement this week on these accusations, according to the criminal complaint. The minor was 13 at the time, the complaint said.

According to court records, Mr Harris admitted to soliciting and receiving explicit images from the minor.

But a spokesperson for the star denied the allegations.

Mr Harris is due to appear in court in Chicago later.

Production of child pornography is punishable by a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years, a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office stated.

Earlier this week, Harris was accused of child sexual exploitation and abuse in lawsuit filed by an attorney representing two alleged victims.

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