“Cheer” star Jerry Harris getting a dozen years behind bars in his youngster pornography case wasn’t a purpose for pleasure within the family of two of his accusers … so says their very own mom.
Twin brothers Charlie and Sam are among the many victims who accused Jerry of soliciting nudes and intercourse from minors, and their mother, Kristen stated in a prolonged assertion she’s nonetheless heartbroken and indignant regardless of his jail sentence.
Kristen says each facet of Jerry’s case is tragic, and he or she’s not feeling a way of justice simply but … as a result of she needs to see the parents who run big-time cheerleading take steps to forestall different minors from being abused.
As we reported … Jerry was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison, showing in court docket and telling his victims, “I’m ashamed as I do know that I took benefit of your youth and weak spot. I used to be fallacious and egocentric. I triggered you hurt and I don’t blame anybody. I remorse my selections and I’m deeply sorry.”
Keep in mind … the Netflix star had been below FBI investigation since 2019, with the feds claiming he was soliciting intercourse from minors at cheerleading competitions, in addition to coercing teen boys to ship him sexually express pictures.
Harris was arrested in September 2020, with the second season of “Cheer” diving into his arrest and sharing the story of his twin accusers.
Charlie claims he was solely 13 when a 19-year-old Harris despatched him a direct message on Instagram, asking his age and questioning if he would ship him nudes. Charlie says he felt pressured to ship the pics as a result of he regarded as much as Jerry as a male cheerleader.
From there, Charlie claims he continued speaking with Harris till they met at a cheer competitors, the place Harris allegedly assaulted him.
Sam claims Harris began contacting him after allegedly assaulting his twin, and their mother says she began wanting into their relationship after discovering a few of their communications.
The twins offered emotional sufferer influence statements, which have been learn at Harris’ sentencing, with Sam telling Harris, “You have been consuming our innocence and didn’t care in any respect about the way you have been hurting us, however all we might take into consideration was the right way to keep away from hurting you or messing up your life!”