UPDATE: Based on NBC 5 Chicago, Cheer star Jerry Harris was denied bail by a federal decide on Friday, Oct. 16.
Sarah Klein, the lawyer for 2 of the alleged victims, stated in a press release, “On behalf of our shoppers and the opposite victims of Jerry Harris, we thank the Court docket for protecting Mr. Harris in custody. This ruling won’t solely make sure the safety of different kids and the group, however it sends the message that the allegations made by our shoppers and Mr. Harris’s different victims are being taken very critically. It sends the message that, by coming ahead, our shoppers’ and different victims’ belief in regulation enforcement and authorized programs was well-placed. And this ruling makes completely sure that Mr. Harris CANNOT harm another kids whereas he awaits trial.”
E! Information reached out to Harris’ lawyer for remark, however has not heard again.
Prosecutors are presenting their argument as to why Cheer star Jerry Harris ought to be detained as he awaits trial.
In court docket paperwork obtained by E! Information, Chicago federal prosecutors declare the 21-year-old admitted that he “victimized at the least 5 to 10 kids who’re all without end broken by his felony conduct.”
“Harris himself admitted in his interview that each time he encountered a toddler on-line…Harris sought to satisfy them in particular person for a arms on sexual offense,” prosecutors alleged within the court docket paperwork. “Harris was usually unsuccessful in his makes an attempt, however the persistence reveals the hazard Harris faces to any baby he can attain over the web.”
Prosecutors argued that Harris “reveals all of the indicators of a serial baby predator and till he receives vital psychological well being intercourse offender therapy, he’ll stay a hazard to any baby he encounters, both on-line or in particular person.”