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'Cheer Perfection' mom charged in sex assault of boy

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This article was originally published January 14, 2014 at 10:40 a.m. Updated January 14, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.

Andrea Clevenger.

A mother featured on the TLC reality show Cheer Perfection surrendered Tuesday on charges of sexual assault of a 13-year-old boy.

Andrea Clevenger, 34, was charged with one count of rape and one count of engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in a visual or print medium, the Sherwood Police Department said in a statement. The former charge is a Class Y felony, which carries a possible prison term of 10 to 40 years or life, and the latter is a Class B felony, which carries a potential penalty of five to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.

She surrendered to Sherwood District Court and was released on bond with GPS monitoring, police said.

The Sherwood Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division on Nov. 27 received a referral from the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline containing allegations that Clevenger had sexually assaulted a boy under age 14, the police said.

The victim told authorities Clevenger performed oral sex on him twice in October while "parked in her vehicle in an area unfamiliar to him," according to an affidavit of probable cause filed with the court in Sherwood.

He said the abuse continued in November when Clevenger "began making advances" toward him while he was at her home, instructed him to remove his pants and then "engaged in sexual intercourse with him," detective Frank Spence wrote in the affidavit.

The victim said Clevenger also sent him "multiple multimedia messages depicting sexual explicit conduct ... and sent him pictures, depicting herself without clothing," police wrote.

Investigators recovered images of "females in various states of undress" from the victim's phone, though the affidavit noted it's unclear whether they were images of Clevenger.

"The juvenile victim said Clevenger claimed the pictures were of her sexual organs, and he believed them to be," Spence wrote. "However, no face is visible in them ..."

The victim's mother said she sent Clevenger a text after learning of the purported abuse and received a reply in which Clevenger apologized for unspecified behavior and said she would enter a rehabilitation facility, the affidavit said.

"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 in the affidavit.

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

Cheer Time Revolution didn't name Clevenger in a statement issued Tuesday, but said the "person in question" never held a position with the gym and hasn't been involved there in more than six months. "Cheer Time Revolution officially has no comment on the private life of any person other than staff members as we do not control individuals lives," the gym said.

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shellybane says... January 14, 2014 at 6:42 p.m.

Nasty whore! She looks like a desperate ho! Go to the bar skank and pick up some random dude!! Leave the innocent children alone! What's wrong with people?

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RoyDaMercer says... January 14, 2014 at 7:55 p.m.

So you saying you don't like the Van Andel family Textex?

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LR1955 says... January 14, 2014 at 8:49 p.m.

Arkansas
A. Statutory Rape—Criminal Offenses

Individuals under 14 years of age cannot consent to sexual activities, with the following exception:

-If the victim is at least 12 years of age and less than 14 years of age and the defendant is no more than 3 years older than the victim
-If the victim is less than 12 years of age and the defendant is no more than 3 years older than the victim
-In addition, children less than 16 years of age cannot consent to sexual activity if the defendant is at least 20 years of age.

Definition of Offenses
Offense - Definition

4th degree sexual assault - Sexual intercourse, deviate sexual activity, or sexual contact with someone less than 16 years of age where the defendant is at least 20 years of age.

3rd degree sexual assault - Sexual intercourse or deviate sexual activity with someone less than 14 years of age where the defendant is under 18 years of age and more than 3 years older than the victim.

2nd degree sexual assault - Sexual contact with someone less than 14 years of age where the defendant is at least 18 years of age.
Sexual contact with someone at least 12 years of age and less than 14 years of age and where the defendant is less than 18 years of age and more than 4 years older than the victim.
Sexual contact with someone less than 12 years of age where the defendant is less than 18 years of age and more than 3 years older than the victim.

Rape -Sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with someone less than 14 years of age where the defendant is more than 3 years older than the victim.

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