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The FBI is asking parents in the Illinois area and beyond to check their sons's cell phones for evidence of communications with Netflix star Jerry Harris.

Harris, star of Netflix's cheerleading docuseries "Cheer," was arrested and charged with production of child p0rnography.

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Harris, 21, admitted to soliciting child p0rn from at least 10 children. He also confessed to having sex with a 15-year-old boy at a cheerleading event last year.

None those victims have come forward or contacted law enforcement about their communications with Harris.

The FBI launched an investigation after the mother of 14-year-old twin boys found explicit text messages from Harris on their phones.

The FBI has opened a portal for victims or parents of victims to identify themselves by completing a questionnaire.

The responses are voluntary but some of the information may be used in the investigation. All identities of victims will be kept confidential.

Victims may be eligible for certain services, financial restitution and rights under federal and/or state law.

The FBI website lists usernames that Harris used on Snapchat (jerry_714) and Instagram (@__jcoleofficial) to seduce unsuspecting boys.

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Jerry Harris, star of Netflix's cheerleading docuseries "Cheer," was arrested Thursday and charged with production of child p0rnography three days after FBI agents removed bags of evidence from his Naperville, Illinois home.

The 21-year-old male cheerleader was the subject of a federal investigation after the mom of 14-year-old twin boys, Charlie and Sam, found sexually explicit texts and alerted Varsity Brands, who, in turn, notified police.

The twins are suing Harris over sexual exploitation harassment that began when they were just 13. The brothers filed separate lawsuits against Harris this week, accusing the flamboyant star of harassing them at cheer competitions.

It was reported on Monday that the flamboyant cheerleader was under investigation amid allegations he "solicited sexually explicit photos and sex from a minor".

The criminal complaint alleges Harris requested nude photos from the boys.

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In one Snapchat exchange, Harris asked one of the twins, "Would you ever want to****." The boy interpreted the message as a sex act.

In another message, one of the boys sent Harris a photo of himself and Harris allegedly responded: "Do it naked and take a video."

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In court documents, the siblings, who are Caucasian, alleged they befriended Harris, who is Black, during a cheer competition in 2018, and were "star struck" by him.

Following steamy text messages from Harris requesting nude photos from the boys, they met up with Harris in "secluded locations at various competitions".

After their mother found out about the sexually explicit messages, she reported him to cheerleading organization Varsity Brands, who contacted police.

Harris, who was 19 at the time of the incidents, worked for Varsity at a cheer camp last year.

"As a result of the recent allegation, we have barred this person from having any affiliation with Varsity Brands or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, now and in the future," wrote Varsity's Chief Legal Officer Burton Brillhart in letters to police in Florida and Texas.

Since Cheer premiered in January, Harris has covered the Oscars red carpet for Ellen DeGeneres, signed endorsement deals with Schmidt's deodorant, Panera Bread and American Eagle and racked up over a million followers on Instagram.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden held a chat with Harris weeks before investigators raided Harris's home.

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Harris was part of Biden's plan to help "win back the internet."

"If the same percentage of young blacks turned out and registered to vote as the average voter, you'd increase voting by several million people, you could change the outcome of elections," Biden told Harris.

During a recent episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast "The Big Ticket," Harris, who was referred to as a "gay icon," said his late mom was watching over him.

"I feel like she's very, very happy and excited for everything that's been going on, and she's really loving it," said Harris, whose mother died of lung cancer when he was 16. "I know she's telling me to always stay humble, because she doesn't want to see me get a big head."

Harris met his cheerleading inspiration, Gabrielle Union, last month.
 

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Deutsche Bank turned over President Trump's financial records to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance through a subpoena filed last year.

On Wednesday, New York AG Letitia James said she will make a "major national announcement" at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6.

Prosecutors have pored over Trump's financial records after the bank complied with the subpoena, the New York Times reports.

Vance and James, both Democrats, are investigating potential crimes in the U.S. president's financial dealings. Trump obtained loans from Deutsche Bank.

Vance launched an investigation into Trump's financial dealings last year after his former attorney, Michael Cohen, told Congress the president had a practice of misleading business associates and tax officials by undervaluing his assets.

As part of the investigation, Vance asked Trump's accounting firm to turn over 8 years of his tax returns, but they refused.

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the tax returns released, but Trump's lawyers filed an appeal that will delay the release of the tax returns for at least another year.

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Trump didn't seem concerned on Monday. "This is just a continuation of the witch hunt," he told reporters.

"It's Democrat stuff they failed with Mueller they failed with everything. They failed at every stage of the game. Even before I got in this was starting with the Mueller deal. Mueller started a little bit after," Trump said, correcting himself.

"It's a terrible thing that they do. It's really a terrible thing. The witch hunt has gone on long enough," he said.

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The Mesa City Police Department has opened an investigation into the death of Gary Lenius, the Arizona man whose wife claims he died after drinking Chloroquine to ward off the coronavirus.

Lenius's wife, Wanda, claims she served him a cocktail of a soda beverage and fish tank cleaner in a bungled attempt to ward off the coronavirus after hearing President Trump praise the drug as a Covid-19 cure.

Lenius, 68, died on March 22. His wife told several media outlets that both she and her husband consumed the cocktail after hearing Trump praise Chloroquine as a Covid-19 cure during a press briefing in March.

But police are suspicious that Lenius's death might be a homicide.

"As this is an active investigation, I cannot go into any details at this time regarding the case," said Detective Teresa Galder, the homicide detective handling the case.

Initial reports suggested the couple listened to Trump, and then "mindlessly" dank fish tank cleaner containing Chloroquine.

But friends of the couple said Lenius would not knowingly drink fish tank cleaner. They described Lenius as an "intelligent, levelheaded retired engineer" who had a troubled marriage that included a previous assault charge against his wife. She was ultimately found not guilty of assaulting him.

A source told The Washington Free Beacon that Wanda "would constantly berate Gary in public... Everyone was embarrassed for him, but he outwardly did not seem to care much."

The source added that Wanda often called her husband "doofus" and other derogatory insults in public.

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The government stepped in after two Tennessee brothers were accused of attempting to sell 17,000 bottles of hand sanitizer for $70 each during the coronavirus outbreak.

Matt and Noah Colvin thought they would make a killing when they attempted to sell 17,000 bottles for $70 each on Amazon.com. But Amazon blocked the sale, and the brothers were stuck with 17,000 bottles that they couldn't unload.

The Colvin brothers bragged that they were making "crazy money" online. They told reporters they drove 1,000 miles all over Kentucky and Tennessee buying bottles of hand sanitizer and other anti-viral products to take advantage of the pandemic.

The government asses stiff fines and jail time to lawbreakers who enrich themselves through price gouging during shortages.

After the government stepped in and opened an investigation into price gouging, the brothers quickly donated the 17,000 bottles.

CrimeOnline.com went to the brothers' storage unit and observed the Tennessee state's attorney's office carting off the bottles and supplies. The AG's office made multiple trips to the storage unit to haul most of the bottles off.

According to NBC3, the brothers donated the remaining bottles to a local church.

Samantha Fisher of the Tennessee Attorney General's office said the brothers still face a hefty fine for price gouging. The fine might wipe out their "crazy" earnings.

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The doctor who treated the late Soul singer James Brown insists there was no foul play in the superstar's death.

Jacque Hollander, who knew Brown before he passed, turned over a mountain of evidence to investigators that suggest he was murdered.

A spokesperson from the Fulton County District Attorney's Office has confirmed to TMZ that prosecutor Paul Howard met with Hollander on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to go over the evidence.

Howard expressed interest in reopening the case after speaking with Hollander.

However, Dr. Marvin Crawford told the gossip site that the Fulton County District Attorney's Office is wasting its time looking into Hollander's purported evidence.

Dr. Crawford insists there was no foul play when he examined Brown right after he died.

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Crawford says Brown suffered a heart attack on December 25, 2006, and was hospitalized in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brown suffered a second heart attack not long afterward, resulting in his death on Christmas Day at age 73.

Crawford adds that Brown had a long medical history of diabetes and hypertension, which contributed to his death. He insists he's never met Hollander and doesn't know why she believes Brown was murdered.