Los Angeles Dance Instructor for “Dancing With The Stars” Charged With Rape
In April of this year the Los Angeles Police Department arrested Los Angeles sex crimes suspect and Choreographer Alex Da Silva. Da Silva, 41, who has been featured on “So You Think You Can Dance”. The previous arrest resulted in no charges by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. The DA’s Office determined that further investigation and evidence was required. In the mean time, Da Silva hired a top notch Los Angeles criminal defense attorney.
After four months of dogged work, the LA District Attorney’s Office filed 8 major sex crime felonies against Da Silva. He was arrested at his North Hollywood home. At the time he was originally arrested, Da Silva took the strong and aggressive action of hiring a pre-filing Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to protect his interests. While the case could have been much worse had he not made this decision.
For many years the LAPD had been receiving complaints of sexual assaults by the choreographer. But no charges were ever filed. After numerous woman who did not know each other complained of the same type of activity the prosecution filed the rape charges.
Da Silva has now been re-arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting several of his dance students. The acts charged occurred during the time period of August 2002 and March of 2009. The charges include four counts of forcible rape, two counts of assault with intent to commit rape and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object. Da Silva faces decades in prison.
The famous dance instructor is being held on $6.2 million bail and he will be arraigned this Thursday in Van Nuys, California
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