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Sherwood mom on reality show arrested for allegedly raping minor

Posted: January 14, 2014 - 5:16pm
Andrea Clevenger, 34.  COURTESY OF KATV
COURTESY OF KATV
Andrea Clevenger, 34.

SHERWOOD (KATV News) — Andrea Clevenger, 34, of Sherwood surrendered to police on Tuesday for felony charges of sexual assault of a boy.

Clevenger is on the reality show, Cheer Perfection,  a TLC show about a team of competitive cheerleaders from Sherwood.

A spokesperson with the Sherwood Police Department says they received a referral from the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline on November 27, 2013, containing allegations of a sexual assault.

Subsequent to that investigation, detectives sought warrants for Clevenger through the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Pulaski County, charging her with one count of rape, a "Y" felony, and one count of engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in a visual or print medium, a "B" felony. 

The male victim is reportedly under 14 years old.

The prosecutor's office approved the affidavits and the Sherwood District Court issued those warrants on January 13, 2014.  On January 14, 2014, Clevenger surrendered to the Court, represented by her attorney, and she was released on bond, with GPS monitoring.  

Cheer Perfection released the following statement:

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. As the event that took place to cause this statement are a concern to us, Cheer Time Revolution takes every precaution to ensure the staff and athletes are always in a safe environment through character checks and professional certifications. The person in question never held an official position or unofficial appointed by Cheer Time Revolution.

The person in question has not been a part of the gym in over 6 months.

Any publication of statements  or speculation that involve the Cheer Time Revolution name other than the verbatim press statement will be subject to all applicable laws and regulations. Cheer Time Revolution has a zero tolerance for misinformation or speculation. 

In regards to the show Cheer Perfection, we again have no comment on cast and all inquires should be directed to the Discovery Network Public Relations team.

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