SHERWOOD, Ark. - An Arkansas mother who appeared on TLC’s show “Cheer Perfection,” a reality TV show that follows young cheerleaders in competition, has been arrested and charged with raping a teenage boy, reports CBS affiliate KTHV.
Police in Sherwood, Ark. say they received a call on Nov. 27 from the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline alleging Andrea Clevenger, 34, sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy in her Sherwood home.
A subsequent investigation reportedly revealed at least three separate incidents involving various acts of sexual intercourse between Clevenger and the teen, police say. Two of the events allegedly occurred in October 2013 in Clevenger's vehicle, while the third incident was said to take place on Nov. 8 at Clevenger's home.
The teen's parents reportedly told police they had found inappropriate images on the teen's phone. Officers were able to use software to obtain the memory information from the phone. That data showed that there had been 32 explicit images, which the teen said were sent to him by Clevenger, according to the station.
A police affidavit obtained by the station says the alleged victim’s mother told police in a written statement that she and Clevenger had a conversation following the Nov. 8 incident. In that conversation, the mother said that Clevenger admitted to the acts and then said the teen "doesn't act 13 (years old)."
Police said Clevenger surrendered to the court Tuesday and was released on bond with GPS monitoring. She is charged with one count of rape and one count of engaging children in a sexually explicit conduct for use in a visual or print medium.
Clevenger was on the "Cheer Perfection" reality series as the mother of one of the competitive cheerleaders in a group from Sherwood, Ark.