The son of “Cheer” star Monica Aldama is accused of possessing child sex abuse images, records show

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Son of the “Glamour” star. Monica Aldama He was arrested in Texas on charges of possessing child sex abuse images, according to court records and his representatives.

Navarro County court records show William Austin Aldama, 27, who appeared only briefly in the Netflix documentary, which focused on his mother and the team she coached, is charged with 10 counts that were filed last week.

Further details about the allegations were not available in online records Tuesday night.

Court records show 10 counts of possession with intent to promote child pornography, a third-degree felony, are listed, as well as a July 2022 date.

Austin Aldama’s attorneys, Heather Barbieri and Kerry Donica, said he is innocent.

“In response to the recent media scrutiny surrounding our client, Austin Aldama, we want to set the record straight. The attention brought to this case, fueled solely by his mother’s fame, is a terrible attempt to distort the truth,” they said in a statement.

“Let’s be absolutely clear – Austin is innocent. The charges against him lack any legal basis, and we are confident that the facts proving his innocence will emerge during the legal proceedings.”

Monica Aldama attends the first day of the 74th Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 3, 2022. (Michael Tran/AFP via Getty Images file)

Monica Aldama attends the first day of the 74th Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 3, 2022. (Michael Tran/AFP via Getty Images file)

TMZ Reported for the first time Details of the indictment, which court records appear to show was filed last Wednesday.

“Cheer” was a Netflix documentary about Monica Aldama as the coach of the competitive cheerleading team at Navarro College.

Austin Aldama appeared in two episodes as his character during the show, which lasted for two seasons, according to IMDb.

He is free on bond, court records show.

The Navarro County District Attorney’s Office could not immediately be reached for comment after business hours Tuesday night.

Another person on the show, star Jerry Harris, has also been charged in connection with a case involving child sexual abuse images.

Harris, 24, He was sentenced In July 2022 To 12 Years in federal prison. Prosecutors said the illegal acts included victims in Texas, Florida and Illinois.

In February 2022, Harris Admission of guilt Charged with receiving child pornography and traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

That case involved sexually explicit photos and videos that Harris repeatedly requested from a 17-year-old boy, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said. Harris also requested and received images from two other underage boys and attempted to entice one of them into sexual activity, the office said.

Barbieri and Donica, Austin Aldama’s attorneys, called on the public to refrain from making premature judgments in the case.

“We remain committed to seeking justice for Austin, and will not be swayed by the excitement surrounding this case,” they said.

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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