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Did Child Predator Claim Britney Spears Ties to Lure Victims?
May 3, 2005
Pop princess Britney Spears is well-known for her dance moves in hit videos like "My Prerogative" and "Toxic," but a man who claims he helped her hone her dance skills is now accused of being a child porn predator.

Police arrested Steven Hood back in December after allegedly trying to get one of his then 14-year-old students to give him nude pictures of her.

Hood then allegedly tried to seduce the girl on the Internet. According to authorities her parents found out, and cops set up a sting.

.......... arrest occured just before release of a dance video by him ....

Authorities want to know if there are any more alleged victims -- .............................................

We spoke with Charles Foti, Jr., of the Louisiana Attorney General's office, who told us he fears Hood may have misused his reported ties to Britney to lure potential victims.

"If you trade on the fact that you were very instrumental in teaching Britney Spears how to dance, that is another way to gain that person's confidence," Foti, Jr. noted. "'Look who I am. Look what I do. So you can trust what I do.'"

Foti, Jr. told us he intends to prosecute Hood to the fullest extent of the law: "He fully intended to have sex with this 15-year-old if he could."

....................... He pleaded not guilty.