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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Minn. man, Yang, gets 25 years in teen gang rape

  • Yang was accused of getting the girl drunk and delivering her to a party where gang members planned to rape her.
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  • A St. Paul man convicted of planning the gang rape of a teenage girl has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
    Twenty-five-year-old Mang Yang was among nine men and youths authorities say were involved in the attack on the then-15-year-old girl in a vacant, foreclosed home on St. Paul's east side in November 2011.
    In December, jurors convicted Yang of aiding and abetting first-degree criminal sexual conduct, conspiracy, kidnapping and committing a crime for the benefit of a gang.
    Yang was accused of getting the girl drunk and delivering her to a party where gang members planned to rape her.
    The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/XcKtOW) reports a Ramsey County judge called Yang's actions "heinous" at Wednesday's sentencing.

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