Jerry Harris, one of the stars of Netflix’s “Cheer” is under investigation by the FBI for allegedly soliciting sex from minors.
FBI agents executed a search warrant at Harris’ Naperville, Illinois home on Sept. 14, USA Today reported.
The criminal investigation is based on allegations from twin brothers who described a pattern of harassment by Harris, 22.
In interviews with USA Today, the boys say Harris solicited nude photos from them. The harassment started when they were 13 and Harris was 19.
The boys met Harris at cheerleading competitions and the harassment continued for more than a year.
Harris is accused of asking one of the brothers to perform an inappropriate act in 2019 at two Varsity cheerleading competitions.
The allegations were reported to police by Varsity Brands, a private company that handles uniform sales to major competitions and dominates the cheerleading industry.
“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.
Two screenshots were included in the letter, with one Snapchat screenshot message that read: “Would you ever want to ****.”
Another screenshot of a series of text messages starting on May 3, 2019: “Hey btw I found a place for us to do stuff it’s actually pretty good haha”.
Harris has not been charged with any crimes. The federal investigation is ongoing.