Jury convicts St. Paul gang rape suspectST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury has convicted a St. Paul man accused of planning the kidnapping and gang rape of a teenage girl.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury has convicted a St. Paul man accused of planning the kidnapping and gang rape of a teenage girl.
Jurors deliberated for about six hours before convicting Mang Yang Friday.
Yang, who turned 25 Friday, was convicted of aiding and abetting first-degree criminal sexual conduct, conspiracy to commit first-degree criminal sexual conduct, 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 in November 2011.
Five men and four teenage boys were charged in the girl's rape.
Prosecutors argued Yang ignored the girl's pleas for help. The defense maintained Yang was a passive bystander.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports sentencing is sentenced for Feb. 27.