|Alex Da Silva....BAD DANCER!|
"Da Silva could have easily charmed the pants off of any woman with his sultry, sexy and smooth moves, why he had to resolve to raping them I will never. I guess inorder to begin to comprehend something like that one would have to get into the mind of a sociopathic rapist."
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LOS ANGELES – A salsa dance instructor who worked as a choreographer on the FOX television show “So You Think You Can Dance” was sentenced today to 10 years in state prison for raping one female victim and assaulting another with intent to rape. Judge Kathleen Kennedy, who denied a defense motion for a new trial, ordered Alex Da Silva, 43, to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Deput
y District Attorney Martha Carrillo with the Sex Crimes Division prosecuted the case. Judge Kennedy said it was clear Da Silva “does not respect women” and “believes he is entitled to do whatever he wants when he wants.” A jury in September convicted Da Silva of raping a 22-year-old woman in August 2002 and assaulting a 25-year-old woman in March 2009 with intent to commit rape. The victims were either dancers or aspiring dancers who met him through his dance instruction classes. The jury was hung on four counts involving two additional female victims and Judge Kennedy today dismissed those charges.