August 18, 2009 05:00 PM by Britteny Elrick
After months of investigation,the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has charged Alex Da Silva with eight charges of sexual assault. Alex, a former choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance, was arrested earlier today and is being held on $6.2 million bail. Keep reading for full details…
According to the Los Angeles Times, Da Silva had been arrested forsexual assault in the past,but the prosecutors eventually dropped charges in all three cases.Last spring, hewas arrested for allegedly assaulting four of his dance students, which resulted in a re-examinationof the previous threecases. However, it was still determined that there was not enough evidence to charge him at the time.
Today Da Silva was charged with four counts of forcible rape, two counts of assault with intent to commit rape and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object.The police department explained that although the women are not associated with one another,they allhave strikingly similar stories.
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