Jerry Harris, star of the Netflix documentary series Cheer, was arrested and charged in federal court on Thursday for soliciting sex as well as pornographic images and videos from minors.
Harris—who in June was featured in a campaign video with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden—admitted to federal authorities that he asked one 13-year-old boy for oral sex at a cheer competition. He also solicited the same boy and "at least 10 to 15" other minors for nude photos and videos via Snapchat.
Harris admitted to the charges after the FBI raided his home on Monday. Harris’s employer alerted federal authorities to the allegations.
Biden’s campaign featured Harris in an Instagram video in June. The video of Harris, who appeared virtually alongside Biden, was viewed nearly 300,000 times but was removed after the Washington Free Beacon reported on the FBI’s raid of Harris’s home.
Harris’s charges follow the Netflix release of the controversial French film Cuties, which sexualizes 11-year-old girls.