Between December 2018 and March 2020, the miner said he sent Harris “more than a dozen photographs and videos”, including images of body parts. Harris reportedly sent nude photos and videos of himself masturbating.In one case, after the miner posted a photo of himself doing a cheerleader maneuver on social media, Harris allegedly texted him saying, “Do it naked and take a video and show me;) “.
The minor also told investigators Harris followed him into the bathroom during a cheerleading competition in February 2019 and requested oral sex, which he refused, according to the complaint. Three months later, Harris reportedly attempted to request oral sex again in another bravery contest, which the minor also refused.
Harris reportedly blocked the miner on Snapchat, the app through which the images and videos were sent, in February 2020. When the miner asked Harris why he did it via text, Harris reportedly replied, “I’m sorry. for what I ”. I have done in the past. I don’t think it’s a good idea for us to be friends on snap. “
Federal agents raided Harris’ home on Monday, CBS Chicago reported.
In an interview with investigators that day, Harris allegedly admitted to many of the allegations included in the complaint, including asking the alleged victim for photos of his “loot” after saying he was 13, asked to several times nude photos, sent his nude photos and attempted to solicit oral sex at cheerleading events in Texas and Florida.
He also allegedly admitted to soliciting and receiving child pornography on Snapchat from 10 to 15 other people he knew to be minors, and to engaging in sexual acts with a 15-year-old at a cheerleading event. in 2019, who is identified in the complaint as Minor 3.
The complaint also includes allegations from three other minors. Miner 2, identified as the twin brother of Miner 1, told investigators Harris contacted him on Snapchat and asked him for “nude photos” and “bare butt” photos, which he said. refuse. Harris asked the minor “Do you want ****” on Snapchat, according to a screenshot included in the complaint.
Minor 4 alleged that Harris asked him for nude photos on Snapchat, even after telling him he was 17, and said he finally offered her money. After sending photos and videos of him and Minor 5 throughout the summer of 2020, Minor 4 received between $ 2,000 and $ 3,000, according to the complaint. Harris reportedly finally offered the miner $ 500 to block him on Snapchat in August.
Despite the allegations of the other minors, the accusation stems from Harris’s interaction with Minor 1, whose mother provided investigators with screenshots supporting numerous alleged conversations.
If found guilty, Harris would face a minimum of 15 years in prison. Federal officials said the investigation was ongoing and encouraged other potential victims to come forward.