So You Think You Can Dance Star Charged with Rape

Entertainment Aug. 18, 2009 AT 1:44PM
alex da silva Credit: LAPD

Four months after former So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Alex Da Silva was arrested and subsequently cleared of multiple rape-related charges, he was arrested again for allegedly sexually assaulting four women.

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The SYTYCD star was charged with eight felony counts of assault after being arrested Tuesday morning at his North Hollywood home, TMZ.com reports.

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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. The District Attorney claims 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 who met Da Silva through his dance classes.

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Da Silva was arrested for similar charges this past April, but L.A. prosecutors claimed there was not enough evidence to pursue any charges.

He is being held on $6.2 million bail.

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