Sudanese Sex Offender Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Koang P. Tang, 27, a citizen of Sudan, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of Nebraska for failing to register as a sex offender. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Tang to 21 months imprisonment. After his release from prison Tang will begin a 5 year term of supervised release.
Tang was convicted in Grand Island, Nebraska, of Attempted First Degree Sexual Assault. Tang was brought to Des Moines, Iowa, for deportation proceedings. When Sudanese officials refused to accept him, he returned to Nebraska in August of 2010. After returning to Nebraska, Tang failed to register as a sex offender in Douglas County where he was residing.
The case was prosecuted as a part of Project Safe Childhood. Project Safe Childhood is an initiative of the United States Department of Justice designed to protect children from individuals who would exploit them online or offline and includes individuals who travel in interstate commerce and fail to register as sex offenders as required by law. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.