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SYTYCD's Shane Sparks Pleads Not Guilty to Molesting Kid

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Shane Sparks claims he's the real victim and intends to prove it.

The influential hip-hop choreographer of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance pleaded not guilty today to eight counts of felony child molestation, resulting from his arrest last December.

Sparks, accompanied by defense attorney Steve Meister, entered his plea but otherwise did not speak to reporters afterward. Instead, he let Meister do the talking.

"My client didn't do anything and he shouldn't be charged with anything," Meister told E! News following the arraignment. "I think he's innocent and that the prosecution could not and should not be brought. These allegations did not come out of the blue, they came from outer space. They came from another solar system."

The universe, however, hasn't aligned in Sparks' favor.

Meister declined to go into specifics regarding the evidence against Sparks. But the lawyer said he plans to file a motion for dismissal at the next hearing, set for April 20.

Back in December, the attorney said that the 40-year-old hoofer was innocent of the "bogus accusations" and was the victim of "opportunism and exploitation."

All told, Sparks faces six counts of committing a lewd act upon a child and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 16.

Sparks, who aside from his SYTYCD gig is also a judge on MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, was taken into custody Dec. 18 at his North Hollywood home following allegations that he had molested the unidentified teenager more than a decade ago. Sparks remains free on bail.

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Shane's not the only one doin' the two-step before a judge. Check out E! Online's Court Appearances photo gallery.

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