Cheer star Jerry Harris was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to two charges of sex crimes against minors. Read the statement he read to survivors in court.

Back in February, the Cheer star pled guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. 

On July 6, when Harris was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison, he spoke out in court to apologize to victims 

saying that he hopes their "suffering" ends and that his words provide "needed closure." 

To my victims, I am sorry for all the trauma my abuse has caused you," he said, according a transcript his lawyers sent 

I am ashamed as I know that I took advantage of your youth and weakness.  

I was wrong and selfish. I caused you harm and I do not blame anyone. I regret my decisions and I am deeply sorry."  

Harris stated that he hopes to "do better" and be a "better person" moving forward 

The 22-year-old, who appeared in the Netflix docuseries beginning in 2020, went on to thank his loved ones and supporters and apologized for letting them down.