D.A.: Insufficient evidence to charge 'So You Think's Alex Da Silva
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/08/2009
Alex Da Silva will be free to dance another day -- at least for now.
The Los Angeles district attorney's office has decided there is not enough evidence to pursue sexual-assault charges against the So You Think You Can Dance choreographer at this time, E! News reported Tuesday evening.
Da Silva was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting four of his former dance students after he finished teaching a dance class at a Hollywood, CA dance studio on Saturday.
He was being held on $3.8 million bail but was expected to be released sometime late Tuesday.
An L.A. district attorney spokeswoman told E! News that police need to investigate further before charges can be filed and added several new alleged victims have come forward but have yet to be questioned.
Saturday's arrest of the 41-year-old represented the culmination of several previous sexual assault accusations against him. Three different women had previously accused Da Silva of sexually assaulting them in 2003, 2004 and 2005, but prosecutors had ultimately decided against filing charges in each case.
However following similar accusations against Da Silva by a fourth woman on March 28, detectives re-interviewed the previous accusers and unearthed similar details in each of the cases, resulting in a reopening of their cases and the additional charges against Da Silva.
According to his most recent accuser, Da Silva lured her into his home and then raped her after getting her into his bedroom.