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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 29, 2017

Springfield Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Stalking and Kidnapping Woman

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Springfield, Virginia man was sentenced today to a total of 13 years in prison for interstate stalking, interstate domestic violence, and being a felon in possession of ammunition.

According to court records, Nam Quoc Hoang, 41, began stalking his ex-girlfriend in late December 2013. Nam’s harassment began when he sent his ex-girlfriend a series of messages in which he threatened to post sexually explicit photographs of her unless she paid him money. When his ex-girlfriend did not pay him, Nam posted the photographs and continued to repost the photographs even after Facebook took the photographs down. After posting the photographs, Nam and his co-conspirator, Khoa Dang Vu Hoang, traveled from Virginia to Maryland to stalk his ex-girlfriend throughout January 2014. This stalking included breaking into her home on two occasions and taking valuable personal items, which were never recovered.

On January 26, 2014, Khoa observed the ex-girlfriend’s Facebook post “checking in” to a nightclub in Washington, D.C. Khoa informed Nam about this post and the men drove to the nightclub and waited for Nam’s ex-girlfriend to return to her vehicle and leave. The men then followed her, and when she stopped at a traffic light Nam approached her vehicle, displayed a weapon, and demanded entry. His ex-girlfriend, afraid for her life, let Nam into the vehicle. Once inside the vehicle, Nam hit his ex-girlfriend in the face and threatened her and her family.

A federal jury convicted Khoa in March for interstate stalking and conspiracy, and he was sentenced to five years in prison on July 21, 2017.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Andrew W. Vale, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis, III. Assistant U.S. Attorneys James L. Trump, Carina A. Cuellar, and James Levine prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:16-cr-193.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated September 30, 2017