The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

January 22, 2014

Stella man indicted for bringing minor into Missouri for purpose of ‘illicit sex’

STELLA, Mo. — A Stella man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for transporting a minor across state lines for illicit sex, according a statement issued earlier today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri.

Tong Yang, 45, of Stella, was charged in a federal indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield on Tuesday. The indictment alleges that Yang transported a minor across state lines to Newton County on Dec. 7, 2013, with the intent to engage in illicit sexual activity.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Cassville Police Department and the Neosho Police Department.


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