'Cheer' star Jerry Harris asks for jail release until trial
For for Chicago Chicago Area Area native native and and star star of of the the Netflix Netflix series, series, Cheers Cheers are are trying trying to to convince convince a a federal federal judge judge that that he he should should be be released released from from jail. jail. While While awaiting awaiting trial trial on on child child porn porn charges. W Chance Mike Lowe has this story wearing an orange jumpsuit instead of his familiar cheerleading uniforms. Jerry Harris, the star of the Emmy winning Netflix. Siri's cheer appeared before federal Judge Heather McShane. McShane heard arguments from Harris's defense attorney and from federal prosecutors about whether Harris should be allowed to be released from custody until his trial, The judge said she would rule on the matter quickly, but not today. 21 year old Naperville resident was arrested last month on child pornography charges in court today. Prosecutors alleged that Harris repeatedly coaxed minors into sending him sexually graphic photos and in one instance Had sex with a 15 year old boy in a bathroom during a cheerleading event. Harris is attorneys have asked that the court allow him to be released on home detention. Ah plan that would require four adults who were described as quote cheer Mom's Toe Act, his third party custodians, swearing an oath to uphold restrictions like no Internet or access to computers or cell phones. But federal prosecutor Christopher Parentally argued that Harris needed to be held in federal custody because he posed a danger to society on the phone. A woman from Texas identified is the mother of two of Harris's alleged victims. Made a statement to the judge saying her Children had quote suffered more than I could have ever imagined. And she asked the judge to keep Harris behind bars through his trial, saying, quote I'm pleading with you. Please protect my Children. They need solid ground on which to rebuild their lives.