Jeremiah "Jerry" Harris, who rose to fame on the 2020 Netflix docuseries Cheer, is facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the child pornography production offence he has been charged with.
The 21-year-old is accused of soliciting images and videos from a boy, and has allegedly admitted in an interview to soliciting explicit images from "between 10 to 15 other individuals he knew were minors," reports the BBC.
The Netflix star was arrested in September before appearing in a Chicago court. He will face a detention hearing this week.
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We first met Harris on the Netflix docuseries Cheer, which took us into the competitive world of US college gymnastics.
The six-part series, released in January 2020, followed the Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team from Corsicana Texas. And thanks to his infectious and enthusiastic "mat talk", Jerry quickly became one of the fan favourites from the series.