Shane Sparks Ordered To Stand Trial On Child Molestation Charges
Emmy-nominated reality TV star Shane Sparks is to stand trial later this month on eight counts of child molestation.
Sparks, best known as a choreographer and judge on Randy Jackson's hit MTV show America's Best Dance Crew, was taken into police custody in Los Angeles on a felony warrant in December and later released on $590,000 bail.
According to the criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, Sparks allegedly committed lewd acts upon a child in multiple incidents between 1994 and 1997.
Sparks has pleaded not guilty to six counts of lewd acts on a minor and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 16 in March. His defense attorney, Steve Meister, has branded the accusations "extortion, Hollywood style."
On Monday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled there was enough evidence for the 41-year-old to stand trial. Sparks is scheduled to be arraigned on November 15th.