Dance Moms‘ Kevin Cosculluela was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing two of his underage dance students.
The 25-year-old dance instructor was arrested on January 12 in Orange County, Florida, and charged with multiple counts of sexual misconduct toward two minors.
He entered not guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child of age 16 or 17, two counts of solicitation of a minor via computer and one count of lewd or lascivious conduct.
According to an arrest warrant, Kevin is accused of allegedly abusing the victims in 2020 after starting private instruction with them through Peaches Dance and Music in Orlando.
One victim alleged Kevin “forced” her into performing oral sex on him and used Snapchat to solicit nude photos.
And then a second victim stepped forward, alleging Kevin solicited nude photos via Snapchat and inappropriately touched her while in dance class.
In response, an attorney for Kevin said in a statement, “My client categorically denies the accusations levied against him and maintains his innocence. We are confident that once all the facts are heard in a court of law, my client will be exonerated. We have faith in the jury system and legal process and will remain patient until this matter is resolved.”
The two alleged victims told detectives how Kevin would get furious and ignore them when they refused his advances.
One of the alleged victims told detectives Kevin’s treatment toward her shifted after they began texting in September 2020. “She said that he could be ‘scary’ sometimes if she didn’t do what he wanted,” the warrant read. “She explained that Kevin would threaten to take away lessons, ignore her during lessons, yell at her, swear at her and not speak to her for days if she didn’t do what he wanted.”
The father of one of the alleged victim’s stated how he was informed during the last week of 2020 that Kevin had been fired due to “inappropriate behavior,” and nothing more.
Kevin appeared as a guest dancer on Dance Moms in 2013, and he competed on America’s Got Talent in 2012.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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