Jerry Harris: ‘Cheer’ star sentenced to 12 years in prison in child pornography case

“The sentence is 12 years in prison, followed by 8 years of supervised release,” Fitzpatrick told CNN in an email.

Harris, a former star of the Netflix reality docuseries “Cheer,” pleaded guilty in February to one count of receiving child pornography and sexual acts with a minor.

CNN has reached out to Harris’ attorneys for comment.

In December 2020, Harris was charged with a seven-count indictment which was filed in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois.

In a plea deal with the government, Harris pleaded guilty to two of the counts in that indictment, saying he received child pornography and engaged in interstate trips to meet a boy. 15 year old with whom he had had sex.

“Cheer” follows the Navarro College cheer squad in Corsicana, Texas. Harris is one of many students whose stories have been spotlighted in the series, which debuted on the streaming service in January 2020.

The second season of “Cheer,” released last year, dealt with the allegations against Harris and featured an interview with two of his accusers.