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

Jerry Harris
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Jerry Harris, who gained worldwide attention for his role in Netflix's cheerleading documentary Cheer, has been sentenced to over a decade in prison on child pornography charges.

A judge on Wednesday sentenced Harris to 12 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised release, telling him the sentence is an "expression of the seriousness of your crimes, tempered with some hope that all is not lost for you or for your victims, and that in the future some healing can occur," according to The Associated Press.

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