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‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris assaulted 15-year-old in public bathroom, feds allege

Federal prosecutors say “Cheer” star Jerry Harris has “exploited and violated” at least 10 boys, “exhibits all the signs of a serial child predator” and should stay behind bars.

They also allege that Harris sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy in an unlocked public bathroom at a cheer event “with other individuals coming and going” — suggesting either that he “wanted to be caught or he simply cannot control his impulses.”

The claims appear in a nine-page memo filed Tuesday ahead of a detention hearing for Harris, who was arrested by the FBI nearly a month ago and charged with production of child pornography. The memo also alleges that Harris destroyed his cellphone upon learning of the investigation — and then continued to “victimize minor boys” with a new one.

Harris, 21, is being held at the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center, prison records show.

Though the original criminal complaint filed against Harris alleged that he had admitted having anal and oral sex with a 15-year-old at a cheer event last year, Tuesday’s memo from Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Parente adds new detail and says law enforcement has interviewed the victim. It also hints that more criminal charges could be filed against Harris.

Last month’s complaint also alleged that the Netflix docuseries star tried to persuade another minor to engage in oral sex with him at cheerleading events, solicited a third minor for sex, and sought and received child pornography on Snapchat from 10 to 15 others he knew were underage.

Harris is scheduled to appear for a detention hearing Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Heather McShain. Parente’s memo suggests Harris’ legal team will be proposing Harris be monitored by multiple third-party custodians cycling in and out of his home. Harris’ lawyer Todd Pugh did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment,

Family hid in bathroom as man ripped window from frame, threatened to shoot, records allege | Latest Headlines

In his latest case, Cross is accused of approaching his ex-girlfriend as she arrived at her Hammond apartment Sept. 17 with her 3-year-old daughter and her child’s father.

Cross allegedly told the woman, who recently left Cross to go back to the child’s father, he wasn’t ready to end their relationship, federal court records state.

Cross had a gun, which he placed in his waistband as he spoke with the child’s father, records state.

Cross left, but the couple later awoke to hear Cross yelling at their front door, according to documents.

They saw Cross walking back to a white Audi, but he returned and began attempting to force open their bedroom window, records allege.

The woman told police she saw Cross outside the window pointing a gun at her. The man told police he attempted to pull the window back into place after Cross damaged it, but ran back to the bathroom and laid in a bathtub with his child after seeing Cross at the window.

The couple heard pounding on the bathroom door, and Cross threatened to shoot if they didn’t open it, records state.

The woman told police Cross must have heard she was on the phone with police, because he left just before officers arrived.

Gary officers later found Cross slumped over the wheel of a white Audi in the 1100 block of West 11th Avenue, records state.

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