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'Dance Crew' Judge Busted for Child Molestation

12/18/2009 3:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shane Sparks -- a judge on the MTV show "America's Best Dance Crew" -- has been arrested and charged with 8 counts of child molestation.

Shane Sparks

The LAPD took Sparks into custody at 8AM PT this morning on a felony warrant charging him with molestation.

The alleged incidents began occurring in 1994 and continued for several years. According to the criminal complaint Shane allegedly committed the crimes of lewd acts upon a child -- all felonies. There is only one alleged victim.

The criminal complaint -- filed by the L.A. County District Attorney's office -- charged Sparks with 8 incidents of alleged molestation with an underage girl. There was a clerical error in the D.A.'s charging documents -- there are actually only 8 counts -- not 9.

The lewd acts include oral copulation and other acts "with the intent of arousing, appealing to, and gratifying the lust, passions, and sexual desires of the defendant, who was at least 10 years older than [the victim]."

Sparks -- who was also a choreographer on "So You Think You Can Dance" -- is being held on $590,000 bail.

Sparks is the second person from "So You Think You Can Dance" who's been in trouble with the law -- earlier this year his co-star Alex Da Silva was charged with rape.

No immediate comment from Shane's camp.

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Nicole    

This is crazy he was 24 and the girl was like 15 probably lied and told him she was older and they had a relationship for a while and the mother was against it, I doube he molested her or did anything with her that she didnt consent to, leave him alone, young girls now a days try so hard to look older and date older men.....

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CHICA    

NO WAY... ARE YOU FREAK'N SERIOUS???!!!!

1734 days ago
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binlatin    

wow ....i knew there was something funny about him

1734 days ago
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Seriously?!    

Man, this guy needs help!

1734 days ago
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shawn    

im no fan of the guy but i saw do a big wait on doing more on this till you hear more, the "he molested" thing is so easily abused and easy to accuse a person of in this day and age so I would wait on this story till more is known

1734 days ago
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mddiva    

That could mean he had sex with an underage teen, not a small child. That's unfortunate either way.

1734 days ago
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tennis    

Yikes! Not Shane, Shane how could you.

1734 days ago
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Danielle    

HOLY CRAP....what is going on with Hollywood these days?? I love that show...now I don't know if I can watch it again...

1734 days ago
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CanCan    

wow...that's a shocker. disgusting.

1734 days ago
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itsmeeh    

Why do some celebrities think they are invincible? Like the law and the truth dont pertain to them? i.e. Tiger, Shane, and so on and so foth....

UGH.... the disgust me.

1734 days ago
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GREG MOORE    

p i g greg moore from the shore wildwood nj

1734 days ago
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Bird    

Wow! I'm guessing he is immediately terminated from the show. I hope he didn't hurt some small child.

1734 days ago
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Straight BS    

This is probably some bull...dude is in his mid 30's and they saying this happened back in 1994? He was probably 18 years old and had a 16 year old girlfriend or something liek that....why bring up charges you can't prove after all these years? Allegations like this stick to people forever.

1734 days ago
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Trish    

ALLEGED... wait till we hear ALL the story.

1734 days ago
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Anton    

Ha Ha I love it!! This is the best thing i've heard all month

1734 days ago
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