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Netflix ‘Cheer’ cast member won’t face sexual assault charge in court

Netflix ‘Cheer’ cast member won’t face sexual assault charge in court
Mitchell Ryan was arrested five months after the arrest of celebrity cheerleader Jerry Harris, another cast member on the popular Netflix show.

USASF has since hired a consultant to take over investigation of sexual misconduct complaints.Ryan is one of several cast members from “Cheer” to face charges related to sexual misconduct involving minors.A grand jury has declined to indict Mitchell Ryan, a cast member of the popular docuseries “Cheer” who in February was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to the Dallas County district attorney’s office.Shannon Huckaba, the Texas mother whose now 16-year-old daughter accused Ryan of abuse, said her daughter was devastated by the grand jury’s Friday decision, calling the weekend "pure hell.

, 26, a celebrity cheerleader who appeared in one episode of the show, was arrested the same week as Ryan and charged with felony counts of attempted indecent liberties with a child and using an electronic communication device to solicit sex, according to police and court records.Scianna pleaded guilty in the case last month, according to Virginia court records.

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