Shane Sparks ordered to trial on 8 Sex Counts Involving a Minor

Well, this is ugly. Shane Sparks, choreographer from So You Think You Can Dance and a judge on Randy Jackson’s MTV show, America’s Best Dance Crew has been ordered to trial, according to The Huffington Post:

A Los Angeles hip-hop choreographer who was a judge on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” has been ordered to trial on eight sex counts involving an underage girl in the 1990s.

A Superior Court judge ruled after a preliminary hearing Monday that there was enough evidence for 41-year-old Melvin Shane Sparks to stand trial on six counts of lewd acts on a child and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 16. He is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 15 at the Van Nuys courthouse.

The alleged crimes took place over a nearly 3 year period ending in April 1997. Sparks was arrested in December at his Studio City home and released on $590, 000 bail.

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