Wow! When will the madness end? Well-known choreographer Shane Sparks, a judge on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” was arrested today on a felony warranted and was charged with 8 counts of felony child molestation. As of right now, he is currently being held on $590k bail! Via MTV News:
According to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Sparks, 35, was taken into custody at around 8 a.m. PT on Friday on a felony warrant charging him with molestation that allegedly began in the early-to-mid 1990s. The age of the victim was not revealed by the DA’s spokesperson, but Sparks would have been in his early 20s at the time they allegedly began. The DA’s office spokesperson declined to provide more specific detail on the allegations at press time because the original charging document released to the press contained substantial typographical errors that did not reflect the true nature of the charges.
KTTV Fox News 11 in Los Angeles reported that the victim was one of Sparks’ dance students at Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles. MTV had no comment on the arrest, and a rep for Sparks told MTV News that no comment was available at press time.
Cincinnati-born Sparks has worked with Brandy, Aaliyah, Monica and Lindsay Lohan and was nominated for an Emmy for his choreography on “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Certain people fly right under your radar when it comes to crazy sh*t like this. And Shane Sparks is definitely one of those people. But we’ve only got one question … WHY?!