Lawyer: Molestation Charges Vs. Shane Sparks "Wreak of Opportunism"

Celebrity News Dec. 20, 2009 AT 1:29PM
Lawyer: Molestation Charges Vs. Shane Sparks "Wreak of Opportunism" Credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Shane Sparks has been released on $590,000 bail after his Friday arrest for nine counts of child molestation. A judge on MTV's America's Best Dance Crew and a So You Think You Can Dance choreographer, Sparks is accused of molesting an underage girl back in 1994.

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Steve Meister, Sparks' criminal defense lawyer, tells UsMagazine.com that Sparks is "an innocent man. He is wrongly accused." Meister goes on to suggest his client is being extorted: "This entire case wreaks of opportunism and exploitation and it stinks to high heaven."

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"The timing of these accusations is incredibly suspicious," the lawyer adds. "It's easy to make something up when it happened 15 years ago and there's no evidence to support it."

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While Meister describes Sparks as a "strong person and a solid person," he admits that that dance star is "very shaken by all of this. [He] is resolute and committed to proving his innocence."

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