Two More Cast Members From Netflix's 'Cheer' Arrested on Sexual Misconduct Charges
The news comes just months after cheerleader Jerry Harris was arrested on child pornography charges.
Two more athletes featured in Netflix‘s documentary series Cheer have been arrested on charges related to sexual misconduct involving minors. The news comes just months after Navarro College cheerleader Jerry Harris was accused of soliciting nude photos from minors, and later charged with seven additional child pornography-related crimes.
A second Navarro cheerleader, Mitchell Ryan, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with aggravated sexual assault against a minor, according to a report by CNN. Cheer coach and choreographer Robert Joseph Scianna Jr. is charged with “taking indecent liberties with a child and using an electronic communication device to solicit sex.” Chesterfield County Police said Scianna planned to meet and have sex with a child he knew through social media.
Though Netflix has not responded to Ryan and Scianna’s arrests, the streaming platform released a statement regarding Harris’s case: ”Any abuse of minors is a terrible crime and we respect the legal process,” a representative told Today.