Emmy-nominated reality TV star Shane Sparks is to stand trial later this month (Nov10) on eight counts of child molestation.
Sparks, best known as a choreographer and judge on Randy Jackson's hit MTV show America's Best Dance Crew, was taken into police custody in Los Angeles on a felony warrant in December (09) and later released on $590,000 (GBP393,330) bail.
According to the criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, Sparks allegedly committed lewd acts upon a child in multiple incidents between 1994 and 1997.
Sparks has pleaded not guilty to six counts of lewd acts on a minor and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 16 in March (10). His defence attorney, Steve Meister, has branded the accusations "extortion, Hollywood style".
On Monday (01Nov10), a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled there was enough evidence for the 41-year-old to stand trial.
Sparks is scheduled to be arraigned on 15 November (10).