Skip to comments.'Cheer' Star Jerry Harris Denied Bond ... Will Stay in Jail Until Trial
Posted on 10/16/2020 7:26:07 PM PDT by Steely Tom
Jerry Harris will remain in custody until he stands trial in his child pornography case.
A federal judge just denied bond for the star of Netflix's popular docuseries, "Cheer." As we reported, Harris had a bond hearing Wednesday in Texas, where the judge heard arguments for and against cutting him loose before his trial. The judge finally ruled Friday, agreeing with the prosecution's wishes to keep him behind bars.
Prosecutors said they believe Harris could prey on minors if released on bond. They claimed he has multiple underage victims already, and would likely revert back to the same alleged behavior. Remember ... the feds claim he continued targeting minors despite being tipped off about the federal investigation.
The judge cited that allegation in Friday's ruling ... saying Harris was consistent in his pursuit of the alleged victims and demonstrated uncontrollable behavior.
Harris' defense team told the court he wouldn't pose a threat or hurt people if he was released pending trial, because he wouldn't have access to the Internet, and would have regular check-ins with a psychiatrist. The judge was unswayed and said community support and a lack of criminal history were not enough to prove Harris doesn't pose a threat to the community.
Instead, the judge said a lack of criminal history actually shows how easy it is for this kind of alleged behavior to go undetected.
In addition to the federal charges, 2 of Harris' alleged victims have sued him.
I think I vaguely remember this guy from Cheers... Was he the bartender after Coach left but before Woody took over?
Never heard of him.
Does he know Hunter?
Man boy love and he wasn’t on the 80s sitcom Cheers
Life is just a box of pizza.
He’s 21. Does that mean in California he can go after 11 year olds?
For sure he has 3 more years to chase 14 year olds.
Thanks California Democrats
"🎼 Where everybody 🎵 knows your name 🎶..."
Wait. I've never heard of Jerry Harris.
OH, "Cheer", not CheerS".
My bad, I'll be leaving now...
Cheer? No, but it rhymes with it.
I believe this is from a more recent show called Cheer (about cheerleaders), not the 80’s show Cheers.
If Jerry Harris’ daddy was a Democrat politician running for national office, he’d be walking free too.
Oh... Never mind.
Good grief. Its not that Cheers. Its a Netflix hit show. Read the article please!!!!
“Cheer” (not “Cheers”) was a six-part “docuseries” following a college-level cheerleading squad (Navarro College) as it competed for top honors. Jerry Harris, a Navarro alum and former cheerleader, was a prominent figure in the show. He faces child pornography-related charges for pursuing and molesting 13-year-old twin boys. Harris is black and boys are white.
when do we riot and burn?
I need a Big Screen
and DVD player, Player!
It’s because the FBI had it that he’s walking around free.
All rioting and burning is done in the privacy of our own homes.
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