Saturday, March 24, 2012
9 Asian gang members and associates have been charged in a sexual attack on a 14-year-old girl who was forced back inside an abandoned house and raped after trying to leave a party
The girl and her friend were picked up at school by one of the men and lured to a party with members of the TB22, or True Blood 22, street gang. According to a criminal complaint, the girl wanted to leave the party at the abandoned house but was pulled from a car and carried back inside and subsequently raped. Kong Meng Vang, 38; Mitchell Teng Yang, 22; Vang Tou Ger Vue, 19; and Van Chai Xiong, 18, were charged with 24-year-old Mang Yang in the assault. Four juveniles, Jim Her, 17; Shaileng Shong Lor, 16; Xou Yang, 16; and a fourth not immediately named because he is 15, were also charged. According to the complaint, Yang told police he knew the others planned to rape the girl and that it is the gang's intent every time they get girls to a party with them to get them drunk and rape them. They each face four counts: aiding and abetting first-degree sexual conduct, conspiracy to commit first-degree sexual conduct, kidnapping someone under age 16, and committing a crime for the benefit of a gang.