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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • Butte County Sheriff's Department Press Release

  • The Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) has been conducting an on-going investigation, since 2011, regarding allegations that You Lee Vang (01/16/60) sexually assaulted students at Poplar Av School in Oroville CA. The investigation determined that Vang worked at the school as an English as a Second Language instructor for Hmong students from 2001-2011.
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  • The Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) has been conducting an on-going investigation, since 2011, regarding allegations that You Lee Vang (01/16/60) sexually assaulted students at Poplar Av School in Oroville CA. The investigation determined that Vang worked at the school as an English as a Second Language instructor for Hmong students from 2001-2011. In 2011, one of Vang’s victims came forward to disclose being sexually assaulted by Vang in 2006-2007, when she was 8-9 years of age. The Butte County SVU conducted an extensive investigation and located three additional victims who provided similar disclosures of sexual assault; as well as three victims who declined to cooperate with the investigation. In 2011 Vang left California and moved to Anchorage Alaska, before he could be questioned about the allegations. In April of 2013, Butte County SVU Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Vang’s arrest alleging: 3 counts of Digital penetration of a child under the age of 10, 3 counts of Lewd acts on a child with force and 3 counts of Lewd acts on a child. Vang’s bail was set at $3, 375, 000. On 04/10/13, You Lee Vang (01/16/60) was arrested in Anchorage Alaska by investigators from the Butte County SVU for the above warrant. Vang was ultimately transported back to Butte County and booked into the Butte County Jail, where he is still currently housed. Any media related questions may be directed to the Butte County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone with additional information regarding Vang is encouraged to contact Detective D’Amato at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office SVU at (530) 538-7321.
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