Shane Sparks' Child Molestation Case Goes to Trial

Shane Sparks

The 'America's Best Dance Crew' choreographer is scheduled to be arraigned on November 15 since there has already been enough evidence in his child molestation case.

Emmy-nominated reality TV star Shane Sparks is to stand trial later this month on eight counts of child molestation. Sparks, best known as a choreographer and judge on Randy Jackson's hit MTV show "America's Best Dance Crew", was taken into police custody in Los Angeles on a felony warrant in December 2009 and later released on $590,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, Sparks allegedly committed lewd acts upon a child in multiple incidents between 1994 and 1997. Sparks has pleaded not guilty to six counts of lewd acts on a minor and two counts of oral copulation of a person under in March 16. His defense attorney, Steve Meister, has branded the accusations "extortion, Hollywood style".

On Monday, November 1, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled there was enough evidence for the 41-year-old to stand trial. Sparks is scheduled to be arraigned on November 15.


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