April 23, 2024
The Corridor of Justice in downtown San Diego. File photograph

A 73-year-old man pleaded responsible this week to molesting a 5-year-old woman at a church on the College of San Diego campus.

Chester Yang, who was additionally convicted in 2001 of committing lewd acts upon a toddler in San Diego County, was arrested in Singapore final yr in reference to one other youngster intercourse assault allegation.

Within the newest case stemming from an April 2017 crime, Yang pleaded responsible to a rely of forcible lewd acts on a toddler, plus allegations of getting a previous strike and critical felony prior conviction.

He agreed to a 25-year jail time period, in keeping with the San Diego County District Lawyer’s Workplace, which alleged Yang fled to Taiwan sooner or later after his household was contacted by police relating to the 2017 case.

In an announcement issued shortly after his arraignment in San Diego Superior Court docket, the D.A.’s Workplace stated Taiwan wouldn’t extradite Yang to San Diego, however with help from the U.S. Marshals Service, Taiwanese authorities agreed to alert the U.S. if Yang left the nation.

Interpol alerted U.S. authorities in Could of final yr that Yang had flown to Singapore, the D.A.’s Workplace stated.

Yang is about to be sentenced Oct. 4.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.