FBI investigated for allegedly soliciting sex: Jerry Harris Bio, Wiki, Age
Cheerleader Jerry Harris is being investigated by the FBI after he allegedly solicited sex and sexually explicit photos from minors.
Agents with the FBI executed a search warrant at his home in Naperville, Illinois, on Monday afternoon as part of the investigation, sources told USA Today.
A spokesperson with the bureau confirmed law enforcement were conducting court-authorized activity in the area, but declined to elaborate further.
Harris, 21, the rising star of the Netflix docuseries Cheer, has yet to be criminally charged.
She has since deactivated her Instagram account and has not issued any public comment since news of the investigation was made public.
The criminal investigation is based on allegations that were reported to police separately by Varsity, the global authority on competitive cheerleading.
In letters to police in Florida and Texas dated August 1, the company’s chief legal officer, Burton Brilhart, said that Varsity had learned of the allegations of ‘sexual misconduct’ against Harris and was releasing the information to the authorities as legally required.
“As a result of the recent allegation, we have prohibited this person from having an affiliation with Varsity Brands or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, now and in the future,” Brillhart wrote, as reported by USA Today.
Included within the letters were two screenshots. In one of the images, taken from Snapchat, a picture of what appears to be the upper part of Harris’s face is shown, along with the message: ‘Would you ever want to fuck?’
The second screenshot, consisting of a series of text messages from an exchange on May 2, 2019, shows an individual named ‘jerry harris’ writing:’ Hey by the way, I found a place for us to do things, It’s actually pretty good haha. ‘
No further details were immediately available.
In his letters, Brillhart describes Harris as a former employee who was not actively working for Varsity at the time of the alleged incidents.
However, Harris’ social media posts from May 2019 indicate that she was working for the National Cheerleading Association, which is a brand of Varsity.
Later that year, in the summer, he posted several photos and videos of himself training at one of the NCA camps.
Varsity has yet to return a request for comment from DailyMail.com, seeking clarity on the matter.
Harris became famous earlier this year, following the January release of Netflix’s documentary series Cheer, which followed cheerleaders from Navarro College of Texas in their bid to secure a national title.
Cheer then received six Emmy nominations, and Harris, loved for his positive and supportive demeanor on the show, became its rising star.
In February, Harris acted as a guest host interviewing celebrities on the Oscars red carpet for the Ellen DeGeneres show.
Then, in June, she appeared in a short video alongside Joe Biden in which she urged black voters to attend on Election Day and vote for the former vice president.
Harris, who amassed more than a million followers on Instagram, also partnered with various companies for various ad campaigns, including Walmart, Cheerios, and Starburst.
Netflix had not responded to a request for comment from DailyMail.com at the time of publication.