America’s Best Dance Crew judge Shane Sparks arrested! The award-winning choreographer from So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance CrewÂ was arrested in Los Angeles on eight counts of felony child molestation. Shane Sparks was arrested early Friday and is currently being held in lieu of $590,000 bail.
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department arrested Shane Sparks at his home in North Hollywood on a felony warrant around 8 a.m. LAPD spokesman Bruce Borihanh said in a statement that “Sparks has been the subject of an ongoing child-molestation investigation.” The charges reportedly stem from an incident involving a teenager a decade ago.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office reported a complaint was filed by a girl who was underage at the time of the alleged incident. The woman’s name is being withheld due to her age at the time. “It’s an underage girl. She was under 15 when the alleged crimes occurred. She is an adult now and came forward to authorities,” District Attorney’s Office representative Jane Robinson said in a statement.
Shane Sparks was the famed choreographer for the 2004 film You Got Served before signing on to work on So You Think You Can Dance, for which he has earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Choreography. Another SYTYCD choreographer, Alex Da Silva, was arrested in March on charges he raped four of his students.
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