Vietnamese entertainer convicted of sexually assaulting boy in US

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Hong Quang Minh with his attorney. Photo credit: VnExpress Hong Quang Minh with his attorney. Photo credit: VnExpress


A touring Vietnamese comedian arrested in the US in March has been found guilty on two felony counts on Tuesday, including sexually assaulting a minor.
Hong Quang Minh, who goes by the stage name Minh Beo, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony count of oral copulation of a minor and one felony count of attempting to commit a lewd act upon a child under the age of 14. 
A press release from the Orange County District Attorney said Minh is expected to be sentenced to 18 months in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration on December 16.
The 38-year-old, a well-known entertainer, reportedly started his month-long tour around the US on March 18. He was set to perform for Vietnamese communities in different cities.
On March 23, he reportedly assaulted a 16-year-old boy when the latter arrived for the audition. The victim reported to police after that.
The next day, he allegedly attempted to set up a meeting with the intent of committing a lewd act with an undercover officer who posed as a minor to approach him, the website said. He was arrested after that.

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