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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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16.

Knock It Off    

We will make a dancing queen out of him. When he comes to the big house. Dance for us bitch

1828 days ago
17.

CRAZY IS AS CRAZY DOES    

THEIR GOING TO POKE HIM IN WITH THE POKEY IN THE BIG HOUSE! BEEP BEEP!!

1828 days ago
18.

CRAZY IS AS CRAZY DOES    

ABBA'S SONG DANCING QUEEN WILL BE HIS NEW THEME SONG. TEE HEE HEE

1828 days ago
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CRAZY IS AS CRAZY DOES    

YOU DO THE HOKEY POKEY THEN YOU PASS HIM AROUND. TEE HEE HEE

1828 days ago
20.

Di    

This Brazilian guy started out as a salsa instructor. I took classes from him at the Mayan and at the Morro Landis dance studio in No. Hollywood. He was always the slimy -- it just oozed out of his pores. I danced with him plenty of times and he was always rude to me because I wasn't his type. He was a tiny little guy, who droves around in a Hummer (over compensating) and tried to pick up girls on the dance floor of the club. I used to call him Rico Suave (like the song). Of course, I'm surprised over this news, but I can't say I'm shocked.

1828 days ago
21.

contrary    

Rico- He's Brazilian, not Italian. Nice try though.

1828 days ago
22.

Isalla    

"SO U THINK U CAN RAPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?"

1828 days ago
23.

Julie    

Alex Da Silva is the last guy who would ever have to rape anyone. All the women in the clubs throw themselves at him. Probably the chicks are furious that he always has another 100 waiting for him when he's finished with them. He's been arrested for being Brazilian.

1828 days ago
24.

northern gypsy    


sounds like #20 DI had this creep pegged...
can't help but notice...his M.O. was young (maybe naive) girls...
now would be the time for the girls to stand-up and be heard...
good luck ladies...

1828 days ago
25.

kay    

i hope that he can dance really good because he will have to drop it like its hot and spin it like a windmill.

1828 days ago
26.

Not Enough    

Whatever the bail, it's only enough if it keeps him in jail. This man was arrested for MULTIPLE counts of rape. Do you really want him out?

1828 days ago
27.

Glenn    

I thought most dancers were light in 'da loafers? Wouldn't ya know we get ONE hetero dancer and he's a friggin' tree jumper!!

1828 days ago
28.

RIck    

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN RAPE OR DANCING WITH THE RAPIST?

1828 days ago
29.

blue    

Them Italians? Really? Have you actually CHECKED the percentage of perpetrators being WHITE? Stupidity runs rampant in this country...no wonder China owns most of our soil already.

1828 days ago
30.

MoneyPenny    

I don't know about Dancing with the Stars, but he was the choreographer behind several ballroom pieces I saw in Seasons 2-present on So You Think You Can Dance. He was the mastermind behind Heidi and Benji's Samba (I think that was the style, not sure) routine in the top 4 in season 2. Terrible news---those poor women.

1828 days ago
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