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Former 'So You Think You Can Dance' choreographer Alex Da Silva guilty of rape

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Alex Da Silva, a former choreographer on Fox’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance, was found guilty of raping one woman and assaulting another on Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times. An L.A. county jury found Da Silva guilty of raping a 22-year-old woman in August of 2002. He was also guilty of assaulting a second woman in 2009 with attempt to rape, but the jury was deadlocked on four additional charges of sexual penetration by a foreign object and forcible rape.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy has declared a mistrial on the latter charges, which involved two women. Prosecutors are still deciding whether to seek to retry Da Silva on the additional four counts. All four victims were dancers who met Da Silva, a salsa instructor, through his dance class.

He will appear in court again on Nov. 8 for possible sentencing, and faces up to 14 years in prison.

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