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More coaches named in South Carolina cheerleader abuse suit

Sep. 16, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit alleging the rampant sexual abuse of underage athletes at a competitive cheerleading gym in South Carolina has been amended to name six more coaches as defendants and three more accusers. The accusers — now seven female and two male — say in the...

Ex-'Cheer' star Harris gets 12 years for seeking photos, sex

Jul. 06, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday sentenced Jerry Harris, a former star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” to 12 years in prison for coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and soliciting sex from minors at cheerleading competitions. ...