"Cheer" coach Monica Aldama broke her silence on the arrest of Jerry Harris on charges of child p0ornography. 21-year-old Harris was accused of sexually harassing twin boys, Charlie and Sam.
He was also sued for $1 million by the brothers who retained separate lawyers.
Harris was arrested this week and charged with one count of producing child pornography, according to Page Six.
He also admitted to receiving explicit photos and videos from at least 10-15 other minors, according to a complaint filed by the US Attorney’s Office in Chicago.
Aldama, who coached Harris on the Netflix cheerleading docuseries "Cheer," said, "My heart is shattered into a million pieces. I am devastated by this shocking, unexpected news."
She added, "Our children must be protected from abuse and exploitation, and I'm praying hard for the victims and everyone affected."
Aldama also asked that fans respect her privacy as her family "mourns during this heartbreaking time."
If convicted, Harris faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and maximum of 30 years.