Two more men involved with Netflix's "Cheer" arrested for sexual misconduct with children

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Feb 7th, 2021 1:23 pm

Last Updated Feb 8th, 2021 at 2:23 pm

Two men associated with Netflix's documentary series "Cheer" have been arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with minors.

Mitchel Ryan, 23, a member of the Navarro College cheer team, was arrested near Dallas on Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault of a minor.

"Mitch and his family were surprised at his arrested," Ryan's lawyer said. "There are two sides to every story, and we are confident Mitch's name will be cleared."

Robert Joseph Scianna Jr., 25, a cheer coach and choreographer, was arrested on Wednesday on allegations of indecency with a child and "use of an electronic communication device to solicit sex."

"The investigation indicates that Scianna met a juvenile male through a social media platform and arranged to meet the juvenile for sex," Chesterfield County police department said in a statement.

The two arrests come after one of the stars of the series, 21-year-old Jerry Harris, was arrested in September for alleged production of child pornography.

"We categorically dispute the claims made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have occurred when he was a teenager," a spokesperson for Harris said at the time.

Harris faced more allegations in December, including enticing a minor "to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct."


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