Man who used Craigslist to solicit 13-year-old for sex pleads guilty
A Mission Viejo man caught in a Craigslist sting soliciting a 13-year-old girl for sex pleaded guilty this week to four felony charges.
Howard Houchen Wang, 38, was sentenced to two years, eight months in state prison. He pleaded guilty to attempting lewd acts upon a child younger than 14, luring a child with the intent to commit a crime, meeting a minor to commit lewd conduct and exhibition of lewd material to a minor at the West Justice Center in Westminster, according to court records.
Wang was arrested and booked into the Huntington Beach Jail on May 11 after he began talking to Huntington Beach detectives who were posing as a 13-year-old girl on Craigslist, police reported. He sent her e-mails and pictures of himself before he drove to Huntington Beach to meet the girl. He had arranged to pay her for sex, police reported.
-- Britney Barnes, Times Community News