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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,

Central Pa. man who shot secret bathroom videos of 15-year-old girl denied break on prison term

A central Pennsylvania man who secretly shot nude bathroom videos of a teenage girl will be staying in prison after a state appeals court panel denied his appeal of his multiple child-sex convictions.

In an opinion by Senior Judge John L. Musmanno, the Superior Court rejected James A. Doll’s argument that police shouldn’t have been allowed to use the computer-based evidence they amassed against him.

Doll, 45, of Greencastle, claimed his computers were off-limits as evidence because his wife had no authority to give investigators permission to seize and search the devices for child pornography. He also insisted the search warrants police used to seize his computers weren’t sufficiently specific.

On those computers, police said they found child pornography, including videos Doll had secretly filmed of his accuser when she was 15.

Doll came under investigation in 2017 after the girl reported he had touched her inappropriately and had tried to coax her into watching pornography with him that involved “girls who appeared to be very young,” Musmanno noted.

Doll pleaded guilty to charges including possession of child porn, aggravated indecent assault of a minor, illegal intercept of communications and corruption of minors last October. A Franklin County judge sentenced him to 14 to 61 years in prison in December.

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