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Shane Sparks accused of molesting girl in 1994

Shane Sparks has been released on $590,000 bail after being arrested Friday and charged with nine counts of child molestation, Us magazine reports.

Sparks, a judge on MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" and choreographer on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," is accused of molesting an underage girl in 1994.

Steve Meister, Sparks' attorney, told the magazine that Sparks is "an innocent man. He is wrongly accused." Meister even suggests his client is being extorted: "This entire case wreaks of opportunism and exploitation and it stinks to high heaven," he said.

"The timing of these accusations is incredibly suspicious. It's easy to make something up when it happened 15 years ago and there's no evidence to support it," the lawyer added.

Meister says Sparks is a "strong person and a solid person," but admits that the choreographer is "very shaken by all of this. [He] is resolute and committed to proving his innocence."

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