Jerry Harris, a cheerleader, was given a 12-year prison term.

Harris sentenced to 12 years in federal jail for having sex with minors . Prosecutors asked for 15-year jail term, arguing that Harris sins were not excused by his past .

Washington, July 7 : Harris, a former reality star best known for his role in Cheer, has been sentenced to 12 years in federal jail for having sex with minors, according to Variety.Harris' sentencing comes five months after the former reality star pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old in a bathroom during a cheer competition and inflicting sexually offensive videos and photos on a 17-year-old.He admitted to doing the same thing with other minors, but those charges were dropped in a plea deal, according to Harris lawyers, who said that the 22-year-old had a fractured conception of relationships after being assaulted by a 19-year-old at 13 years old.Prosecutors asked for a 15-year jail term, arguing that Harris's sins were not excused by his past.