SYTYCD choreographer sentenced to 10 years in prison for rape, assault

Former So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Alex Da Silva was sentenced today to 10 years in prison after being convicted of raping a dance student and assaulting another with the intent to rape her.

L.A. Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy told him in court that he “does not respect women” and “believes he is entitled to do whatever he wants when he wants,” according to E! News, which notes that he received the sentence after a jury convicted him last fall “of the forcible rape of a 22-year-old woman in August 2002 and assaulting a 25-year-old protege with the intent to rape in March 2009,” although the jury “deadlocked on four other counts, including an additional charge from the March 2009 attack and the alleged rapes of two other women in 2004 and 2005.” Those other charges were dismissed today.

Da Silva was first arrested in 2009 and charged later that year.

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