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‘Cheer’ star from Naperville assaulted teen in a bathroom

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Federal prosecutors say “Cheer” star Jerry Harris has “exploited and violated” at least 10 boys, “exhibits all the signs of a serial child predator” and should stay behind bars.

They also allege that Harris, who is from Naperville, sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy in an unlocked public bathroom at a cheer event “with other individuals coming and going” — suggesting either that he “wanted to be caught or he simply cannot control his impulses.”

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The claims appear in a nine-page memo filed Tuesday ahead of a detention hearing for Harris, who was arrested by the FBI nearly a month ago and charged with production of child pornography. The memo also alleges Harris destroyed his cellphone upon learning of the investigation — and then continued to “victimize minor boys” with a new one.

Harris, 21, is being held at the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center. He is scheduled to appear in court

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‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris assaulted 15-year-old in public bathroom, feds allege

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Federal prosecutors say “Cheer” star Jerry Harris has “exploited and violated” at least 10 boys, “exhibits all the signs of a serial child predator” and should stay behind bars.

They also allege that Harris sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy in an unlocked public bathroom at a cheer event “with other individuals coming and going” — suggesting either that he “wanted to be caught or he simply cannot control his impulses.”

The claims appear in a nine-page memo filed Tuesday ahead of a detention hearing for Harris, who was arrested by the FBI nearly a month ago and charged with production of child pornography. The memo also alleges that Harris destroyed his cellphone upon learning of the investigation — and then continued to “victimize minor boys” with a new one.

Harris, 21, is being held at the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center, prison records show.

Though the original criminal complaint filed against

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Garden centres and nurseries cheer booming sales

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Garden centres and nurseries cheering booming sales as coronavirus pandemic prompts families to spruce up their homes

Garden centres and nurseries are cheering booming sales as the coronavirus pandemic prompts families to spruce up their homes. 

Businesses have reported higher spending on plants, seeds and tools this year, as millions of Britons spent more time in the garden during lockdown. 

The craze has boosted both online and bricks-and-mortar stores, according to industry figures, with garden centres reporting a sales boost of 60 per cent over the summer and some websites warning of delays because demand is so intense. 

Flower power: Businesses have reported higher spending on plants, seeds and tools this year

Flower power: Businesses have reported higher spending on plants, seeds and tools this year

Spending has surged as customers try to ‘make their gardens a place to enjoy with the family, in

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