Former 'Cheer' star Jerry Harris sentenced to 12 years in prison for sex crimes

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Jerry Harris, a former star of the popular Netflix docuseries "Cheer," was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to sex crime charges earlier this year.

Harris, 22, of Naperville, Illinois, pleaded guilty in February to receiving child pornography and engaging in interstate travel for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 15.

PHOTO: Jerry Harris BuzzFeed's 'AM To DM', Jan. 30, 2020. (Getty Images, FILE )
PHOTO: Jerry Harris BuzzFeed's 'AM To DM', Jan. 30, 2020. (Getty Images, FILE )

Harris faced several other sexual misconduct charges. As part of his plea agreement, he admitted to the rest of the charges as stipulated offenses.

He had faced five to 50 years in prison.

U.S. District Court Judge Manish S. Shah also sentenced Harris to eight years of supervised release following his time in prison.

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