In the U.S. state of Chicago, law enforcement arrested Jerry Harris, an actor from the documentary series Cheer on the Netflix platform, on charges of encouraging underage boys to shoot candidly. This was reported by the local television channel ABC7Chicago on Friday, September 18.
He was detained the day before and charged. That same day, a court hearing was held at which he was placed in detention without the possibility of bail. During the hearing, prosecutors said the artist posed a danger to society. He will remain in detention until Monday, when the hearing on his detention begins.
According to investigators, Harris met with 13-year-old twin boys on social networks and, knowing about their age, prompted them to shoot and send him candid videos and photos. The actor allegedly also sent them messages urging them to meet in secret places at various competitions. The man, according to the case, began contacting the boys in 2018.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, if Harris is proven guilty, he faces at least 15 years in prison. The maximum penalty for him may be 30 years in prison.