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Dance TV show choreographer convicted of rape

September 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A well-known salsa dance instructor and choreographer who worked on the TV show, "So You Think You Can Dance," has been found guilty of rape.

Alex Da Silva, 43, faced allegations from four women who were either dancers or aspiring dancers.

A Los Angeles jury convicted Da Silva Friday of raping a 22-year-old woman in 2002 and also assaulting another woman with intent to commit rape in a 2009 case.

The jury was hung on four counts involving the other two alleged victims. Prosecutors have yet to decide whether to retry him.

Da Silva could face up to 14 years in prison. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 8.

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