Stella Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting a Minor for Illicit Sex

Published 05/01 2014 02:42PM

Updated 05/01 2014 07:08PM

SPRINGFIELD, MO. --- Tong Yang, 45, of Stella, pleaded guilty in federal court to the charge of transporting a minor across state lines for illicit sex.

Yang admits that he traveled to Minnesota on Dec. 7, 2013 to pick up a 15-year-old girl and bring her back to Missouri with the intent to engage in illicit sexual activity.

Yang is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of life in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $1 million. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

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