Former Television Dance Competition Judge Facing Charges Of Child Molestation

By: Wallin & Klarich

Former reality show judge Shane Sparks faces eight counts of PC 288, lewd conduct in Los Angeles County. Sparks, who prior to being arrested on charges, was a judge on the television dance competition ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’.

Sparks is charged with eight counts of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14. California Penal Code Section 288 states in pertinent part that “any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act…upon or with the body, or any part or member thereof, of a child who is under the age of 14 years…is guilty of a felony.

The punishment for a conviction on one count of lewd acts, under 288, is eight years. In addition to any imprisonment, a person convicted of California Penal Code Section 288 will be require to register a sex offender for the duration of their lives.

Sparks has denied the charges against him and has stated that he will soon be vindicated, and is ready to “take over the dance world”.

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