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'Cheer Perfection' mother pleads guilty to sexual assault

By Arkansas Online

This article was published August 7, 2014 at 8:01 a.m.


Andrea Clevenger, left, beside her attorney, Erin Cassinelli, is escorted by a bailiff from court Thursday.

Andrea Clevenger.

A mother who was featured in the TLC reality show Cheer Perfection before her January arrest on accusations she sexually assaulted a teenage boy entered a guilty plea Thursday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Andrea Clevenger had been scheduled to go to trial next month.

Clevenger entered the guilty pleas to charges of first-degree sexual assault and engaging children in sexually explicit conduct in a visual or print medium.

Clevenger, who was arrested in January, spoke briefly during the hearing to answer Judge Chris Palmer's questions about whether she understood the charges and was pleading guilty on her own accord. She also acknowledged the accusations outlined by prosecutors: that Clevenger had sexual intercourse with a teenage boy who knew her daughter and asked him to send inappropriate photos to her.

Palmer sentenced Clevenger to 10 years in prison on each count, with the terms to run concurrently. A second 10-year sentence was suspended. Clevenger will have to register as a sex offender.

According to the affidavit by Sherwood Police Department detective Frank Spence, the victim's mother texted Clevenger after learning of the allegations and received a reply that apologized for unspecified behavior.

"The juvenile victim's mother asserted Clevenger called her after the text messages and they discussed the manipulation and sexual contact at length and Clevenger admitted the acts occurred, but said the juvenile victim 'doesn't act thirteen,'" Spence wrote wrote in the affidavit.

The reality show was based around cheerleaders who train and compete out of the Sherwood-based Cheer Time Revolution.

Read Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more on this story.


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eagle22 says... August 7, 2014 at 10:25 a.m.


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TDA says... August 7, 2014 at 10:47 a.m.

This woman made me feel queasy when I saw 1 minute of that show --- now she just makes me sick to my stomach. The very awful thing about this is that there are other sick predators out there,she is not unique- just stupid.

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CTRMOM says... August 7, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.

She is crazy and so is everyone in that gym, coaches arrested for drug use and more things that are unspeakable. She got what she deserved. I feel sad for her children but she is a rapist and hope she rots in prison. And I'm sure she will be someone's girlfriend in prison and see how it feels to be violated.

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LR1955 says... August 7, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

"Hot for Teacher" & "Stacey's Mom" are a couple of pop/rock songs that glorify young boys fantasizing about having sex with women that they know.Teen boys hitting puberty think about this situation daily. If not about a real person then someone on TV. I believe in earlier reporting on this, the boy was very agreeable but he got caught with the photos in his cell phone by his mom and the mother got the law involved. I'm not saying it's right for children and adults to have sex, but it happens here and even mores abroad.

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YoungHog says... August 7, 2014 at 1:12 p.m.

she will be out in 3

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Pacorabone says... August 7, 2014 at 9:51 p.m.

What a skank

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LR1955 says... August 8, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.

I dont like the way the ARK DEM GAZ re-words an existing artical and republishes, thus pushing a lot of great comments into hiding. Here's one to think about from todays article on this reality tv show mom....

Packman says... August 8, 2014 at 9:57 a.m.
A sexual predator is brought to justice! But has anyone noticed that this woman gets a 10 year prison sentence for having sex with a teenage boy but the St. Mary's High School lesbian teacher got probation for having sex with a teenage girl? WTF?

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CTRMOM says... August 8, 2014 at 2:03 p.m.

She is sick, hope she thinks about every single day how she has ruined her childrens lives and the live of that poor boy. Well good news she will gets hers when she becomes someones girlfriend in prison. OUCH!

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Capitalist12 says... July 26, 2015 at 11:50 a.m.

There are no winners here, yet there must be justice. Sexual intercourse with minors cannot be allowed, regardless if the perpetrators are men or women. No double standard.
Many people do not realize that sexual relations between grown women and young teenage boys is very damaging to the victims. Boys typically become "hypersexual" and in some cases commit suicide as with Ricky Rodriguez whose own mother had sex with him while he was 12 years old.
I do not understand why a middle aged woman would desire sex with a 13 year old boy. Something is missing in her, obviously. Hopefully, she can overcome it. But the primary concern must be with the damage done to the boy. Much counseling and hard times are ahead for him. Imagine her daughter too, knowing that her mom had sex with one of her boy friends. So much damage.

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