The arrests of Robert Sciana and Michelle Ryan were not linked to the show earlier this week
Two cheerleaders associated with the Netflix show “Cheer” were arrested this week in separate cases and charged with alleged sexual misconduct against minors.
Coach and choreographer Robert Joseph Scianna Jr. was arrested Wednesday in Virginia on charges of felony indecent behavior with a child and using an electronic communication device, the Chesterfield County Police Department said. , Wa.
Allegedly, Shiana urged a minor to have sex on social media, WRIC informed of. He Was being held in Chesterfield County Jail without bond.
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According to the Dallas County Sheriff Department, USA Today, the college’s cheerleader, Mitchell Ryan, was also arrested on July 23.
Ryan was on the Navarro College Cheer Team, which was featured on the show, but did not appear on the show itself, People reported.
His lawyer, Jeremy Rosenthal, reported Newspaper The arrest has been a “nightmare” for him and his family.
“We look forward to hearing the truth of Dallas County and this case,” Rosenthal said.
Ryan posted his $ 50,000 bond and was released on Friday morning, The people informed of.
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The arrests of Scaniana and Ryan were not linked before the show.
Last September, “Cheer” star Jerry Harris, who was also on the Navarro College team, was arrested on federal pornography charges and faced seven additional sexual offenses and child porn charges as of December.
In an indictment obtained by Granthshala News, federal prosecutors indict Harris with seven counts related to five minors. Counts’ four charges Harris deliberately “motivated, motivated and motivated her to engage in sexually explicit conduct” aimed at broadcasting live visual depictions of such conduct.
At the time, a Netflix spokesperson told Granthshala News in a statement, “Like everyone else, we are surprised by this news. Any abuse of minors is a terrible crime and we respect the legal process.”
Granthshala News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.