FBI looking for more victims in ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris child porn case

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Jerry Harris (R) attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (Nexstar) – The FBI asked potential victims of Jeremiah “Jerry” Harris to come forward as they continue to investigate the star of Netflix’s hit show “Cheer.”

Harris was arrested last Thursday and charged in federal court with the production of child pornography.

The 21-year-old cheerleader is accused of trying to make an underage boy produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself, according the FBI.

Harris used the Snapchat username “jerry_714” and the Instagram username “__jcoleofficial,” the FBI said. Investigators said the “Cheer” star may have used other accounts to solicit potential victims.

A lawsuit has been filed against Harris, with twin boys in Texas saying he sent them sexually explicit photos and videos of himself beginning when they were 13. 

The boys’ mother reported Harris to the FBI last month, according to the lawsuit against Harris and three cheer organizations.

USA Today reported the FBI investigation is based on separate allegations passed along to police by Varsity, a company that hosts competitions and sells cheerleading apparel.

The FBI created a questionnaire for potential victims under the age of 18 who “were asked by Harris to produce or view sexually graphic videos or photographs or engage in sexual conduct.”

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