'Cheer' star Jerry Harris under investigation after sexual misconduct allegations

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris under investigation for allegedly soliciting minors for sex: Report

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris under investigation for allegedly soliciting minors for sex: Report

Cheerleader Jerry Harris, who starred in Netflix's Cheer docuseries, is reportedly being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after he allegedly solicited sex and sexually explicit photos from minors.

"The FBI is conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity in that area", Siobhan Johnson, a special agent public affairs officer, told Fox News in a statement on Monday.

The allegations in question emerged in a USA Today report which said that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents executed a search warrant at Harris' home in Naperville, Illinois on Monday, after being told that he may have asked for sexually explicit photos and sex from minors.

The investigation was apparently prompted by a report to police from Varsity Brands, the company that controls most aspects of competitive cheerleading. In one, a Snapchat of Harris's face included the text, "Would you ever want to ****". The second screenshot is purportedly of a series of text messages from May 2019 between Harris and another individual in which he writes, "Hey btw I found a place for us to do stuff it's actually pretty good haha".

Harris rose to prominence in the Netflix cheerleading series docuseries that followed the Navarro College Cheer Team of Corsicana, Texas, a city near Dallas.

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However, she is set to return to the top 200 next week by virtue of this week's results. Open, which cancelled its qualifying tournament this year due to COVID-19.

USA Today reported that in letters to police in Florida and Texas dated August 1, the company's chief legal officer Burton Brilhart said Varsity had learned of "inappropriate sexual conduct" allegations against Harris and was disclosing the information as legally required.

Harris, 21, has not been criminally charged, USA Today noted. Navarro's road to Nationals was documented on Netflix's "Cheer". It was nominated for six Emmy awards.

Just three months ago the Biden campaign used Harris, who has over a million followers on Instagram, as part of Biden's push to sway young voters and "win back the internet", Time magazine reported. Oprah had him join her onstage for some mat-talk on her 2020 Vision Tour.

Harris has since appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and covered the Oscars red carpet for DeGeneres. Aldama has even landed a spot on the new season of Dancing With the Stars.

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