Son of ‘Cheer’ Star Monica Aldama Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Son of ‘Cheer’ Star Monica Aldama Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

The son of Monica Aldama, renowned star of the Netflix docuseries ‘Cheer,’ finds himself entangled in legal troubles.

Austin Aldama, aged 27, has been charged with the possession of child pornography, further adding to the controversies surrounding the cheerleading-focused show.

Arrest and Charges:

Austin Aldama was apprehended in Texas and subsequently booked into the Navarro County Jail, following a grand jury indictment on ten counts of possessing child pornography.

The arrest highlights disturbing videos depicting victims under the age of 10 engaged in explicit acts.

Despite being released on bond, the legal consequences are compounded by stringent terms, including random drug testing, voluntary electronic device searches, and a prohibition on accessing pornographic material.

Family Ties and ‘Cheer’ Connection:

Monica Aldama, Austin’s mother and a central figure in ‘Cheer,’ faces the repercussions of yet another scandal within the show’s circle.

The series, focusing on the Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team coached by Monica, had already experienced a significant blow with the arrest of Jerry Harris in 2020.

Harris, a teammate, faced federal charges for the production of child pornography, pleading guilty and receiving a 12-year sentence in 2022.

Legal Ramifications and Past Controversies:

As Austin Aldama navigates the legal process, the echoes of past controversies resonate within the ‘Cheer’ narrative.

Monica Aldama had previously been criticized for her handling of an assault case within the team.

The lawsuit, filed by former team member Madi Lane, accused Aldama of fostering a culture of sexual harassment and violence.

Lane alleged that when reporting an assault, Aldama discouraged her from making it a big deal, and later promised career opportunities if she remained silent.


The arrest of Austin Aldama adds another layer of complexity to the tumultuous history surrounding ‘Cheer.’

The legal proceedings will unfold against the backdrop of the show’s prior scandals, raising questions about the responsibilities of individuals in positions of authority within the world of competitive cheerleading.

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