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'So You Think...' Star Charged with Rape

8/18/2009 1:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

alex da silvaA former choreographer for "So You Think You Can Dance" was arrested again for allegedly sexually assaulting four women -- but this time he's actually being charged with a crime ... or eight, to be exact.

Cops say Alex Da Silva was arrested this morning at his North Hollywood home, after the District Attorney filed an arrest warrant charging him with eight felony counts of assault.

That includes 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 D.A. says the alleged assaults occurred between August 2002 and March 2009. The four alleged victims were between the ages of 20 and 26 and were all dancers or aspiring dancers who say they met Alex through his dance instruction classes.

Alex was arrested for pretty much the same thing back in April, but prosecutors declined to press charges -- saying further investigation was needed to move forward.

Alex is being held on $6.2 million bail.

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Mavc    

Hey Julie #23, nice try. The chicks may "throw themselves" in the clubs to dance with him because it makes them look good in front of other chicks, but they don't necessarily want to sleep with him, OK? I've taken plenty of classes from this guy and my ex used to be hit on big time by this creep because she's a blonde skinny white girl, and he loves blonde skinny white girls -- but can't have. Sure, he's got plenty of hot little Latinas and some white girls who went for him and probably still do. But, he's always slimy and try to get girls to go back to his house for the private horizontal mambo lesson. We guys in his class all knew what he was up to. Doesn't surprise me at all about this SECOND arrest. They must really got something more solid. Well, Bubba, Leon, and Pappi, are definitely licking their chops for some morsels of tasty pretty-boy meat now.

1825 days ago
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balls    

balls

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danielle4hair    

douchebag. hope he's penetrated with a forcible object in jail....

1830 days ago
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I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

Them Italians don't know how to keep it in their britches.

1830 days ago
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janalal4    

WOW! Rape? Anybody remember this guy? Which dancers did he work with? I watched the first season but not the second. DAMN!!!

1830 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

He will be making some new, very close friends in THE BIG HOUSE

1830 days ago
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The Source    

Now THIS is news, being that this is a celebrity news-site. The Al Roker segment was lame and not newsworthy. Keep up with the real news, TMZ.

1830 days ago
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OOWEEE    

PLEASE DO NOT JOKE ABOUT RAPE. Of all Crimes beside Homicide, Rape destroys a person Mentally even after the Physical Wounds have Healed.

1830 days ago
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That explains things!    

Now he'll get a chance to wear all of his Tu-Tu's and dance for Bruno, Chuck, Thor and Scar, his cellmates. Rotten bastard.

1830 days ago
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nightcrawler    

It's good to see the police were quick to react in thier arrest. 2002-2009 and they all knew this guy...sounds fishy!

1830 days ago
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Mark    

It's Hollywood in Calif. what else to you expect. Most anything goes there. Its all about judges and lawyers making hay off clients.

1830 days ago
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Divashels    

by the looks of him he would have to force himself on women cause with that ugly mug of his no woman would want him......

1830 days ago
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Victoria    

7. He was on Dancing with the stars not SYTYCD.

Posted at 1:01PM on Aug 18th 2009 by Laura

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He WAS a choreographer on SYTYCD.

1830 days ago
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boo    

$6.2 Million bail? That's a little too much.

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boo    

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