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Chinese Student And His Parents Are Charged In Iowa With Rape And Attempting To Bribe The Victim
TBI ^ | 4-16-2012 | Michael Kelley

Posted on 04/16/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT by blam

Chinese Student And His Parents Are Charged In Iowa With Rape And Attempting To Bribe The Victim

Michael Kelley
April 16, 2012, 3:49 PM

Peng Tang, a 21-year-old student in the University of Iowa, has been charged with the first-degree kidnapping and attempting to bribe the alleged victim in a case that has become a big story in China, according to chinaSMACK.

Tang has pleaded not guilty to first-degree kidnapping and was charged on April 13 with solicitation to commit an aggravated misdemeanor and tampering with a witness or juror, according to The Daily Iowan.

Tang's parents, who arrived in Iowa on April 5, were also charged with attempting to bribe the alleged victim and are both being held at the county jail on $100,000 bonds.

Tang was charged on March 30 for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while viewing her room for a potential sublease after responding to an ad she posted on the Chinese social network Renren.

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Tang reportedly admitted to police that he had sex with the woman, was carrying handcuffs and a knife, and placed his hand over the woman’s nose and mouth to keep her from screaming.

Tang then reportedly sent a letter from the Johnson County jail to a friend asking his friend to find the victim and tell her that if she drops the charges, tells the police she lied and says that the sexual act was consensual, then "he can promise her anything."

Says one commenter on a Chinese news website: "Has to be the child of a government official or of the rich, used to running amok in China without consequences. Abroad, they won’t tolerate this kind of behavior."

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201204; 20120405; china; chinese; chineseofficial; peng; pengtang; prc; rape; rapist; renren; socialnetworks; student; universityofiowa
They should have started the bribes with Eric Holder or the Obama campaign. They could claim racism and just dismiss the case.
1 posted on 04/16/2012 3:17:26 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

This is definitely racism.

Offering an out of court settlement is now considered a bribe??

//sarcasm


2 posted on 04/16/2012 3:23:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: blam

what the heck is renren??

Was the victim also Chinese?


3 posted on 04/16/2012 3:25:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

>>what the heck is renren??<<

LenLen


4 posted on 04/16/2012 3:28:21 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: freedumb2003

d’oh!


5 posted on 04/16/2012 3:30:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

It sounds as if she might be as it was a Chinese dominated site, but who knows? I hope all three have their as*es kicked.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 3:32:46 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: GeronL

what the heck is renren??

Chinese version of craiglistlist...?


7 posted on 04/16/2012 3:33:31 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: GeronL

Strange, but at least some people in Iowa (who say they follow the news) say the haven’t heard of this case. Maybe they just happened to miss the news when it was reported.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 3:37:15 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Leep

I had visions of a 3 on 1.

Better headline would have been: Chinese student in Iowa charged with rape; his parents charged with attempted? bribery.

You lawyers out there: does it make a difference whether the bribery is successful?


9 posted on 04/16/2012 3:41:08 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Leep

what did his brother Poon have to say?


10 posted on 04/16/2012 3:41:56 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Jane Austen

First I’ve heard of it... it’s not really a statewide news story as sex crimes on a college campus are like “dog bites man”... a quick look at media in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area shows the story getting coverage in-market.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 3:46:04 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: freedumb2003

too funny!!!


12 posted on 04/16/2012 4:07:05 PM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: freedumb2003

>>what the heck is renren??<<

LenLen

**
Ruh-Roh


13 posted on 04/16/2012 4:43:25 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: brivette

He said, I have no comment. Ask me again, i’ll tell you the same.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Bigg Red

>>Ruh-Roh<<

Luh-Loh?


15 posted on 04/16/2012 5:08:45 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: freedumb2003

lol


16 posted on 04/16/2012 5:12:15 PM PDT by sit-rep
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To: sit-rep

>>lol<<

I think you mean “ror”

(How long can I keep this up, I wonder...?)


17 posted on 04/16/2012 5:15:19 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: freedumb2003
(How long can I keep this up, I wonder...?)

Fleedumb2003

How rong can this keep up?

18 posted on 04/16/2012 5:34:55 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: brivette

Wow!!! China’s first astronaut huh?


19 posted on 04/16/2012 5:39:55 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Graybeard58

>>Fleedumb2003

How rong can this keep up?<<

BADA BOOM!

:)


20 posted on 04/16/2012 5:42:02 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: blam

Is Tang the Chinese translation of Kennedy?


21 posted on 04/16/2012 9:17:18 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: blam

The reason why your kids are turned down by american univeristies is because they accept chinese students, like this guy. For every one of these foreign students studying in your schools, an american kid is turned down and must look elsewhere for an education. Soon american schools will be, like canadian schools, institutions run primarily to service the chinese.


22 posted on 04/16/2012 9:20:04 PM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: blam
Not sure if this is related to the headlined incident, but something similar was posted to JustAnswer.
23 posted on 04/17/2012 6:33:02 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: blam
"Has to be the child of a government official or of the rich, used to running amok in China without consequences. Abroad, they won’t tolerate this kind of behavior."

If Obozo had a son he would...

I wonder how long it will take for this scum to be deported after serving his sentence?

24 posted on 04/17/2012 7:30:58 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: DBeers

Chinese students reading about this case have been very favorably impressed by the fact that unlike in China,
the powerful cannot buy their way out of trouble.

They say this kind of thing wouldn’t happen at home (the case would be covered up).


25 posted on 04/17/2012 8:32:29 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Zhang Fei
I think that is exactly the same case.

Someone should tell her to shut-up, don't say anymore in public and get a lawyer.

26 posted on 04/17/2012 9:47:16 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
I think that is exactly the same case. Someone should tell her to shut-up, don't say anymore in public and get a lawyer.

Given that this is a rape accusation, I am tempted to give the accused the benefit of the doubt. The primary difference between the rich and the poor in China consists of the rich having more money. The less well-off are not necessarily more ethical. There is a non-zero possibility of the victim having second thoughts after a consensual encounter. Rape accusations are a permanent black mark even if the accused is judged not guilty after a trial. It's possible that she lured the parents stateside to discuss a payoff in exchange for not filing false charges, then stiffed them after negotiations broke down over the size of the payoff. In other words, she may have wanted an exorbitant amount they weren't prepared or were unable to pay in order to prevent her from filing false rape charges. The Duke lacrosse incident isn't some kind of unique phenomenon.

27 posted on 04/17/2012 10:16:34 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei
Maybe.

The police have no evidence of her doing anything unlawful though.

They do have evidence of unlawfulness on the others.

We'll probably never know the outcome because it will disappear from the news.

28 posted on 04/17/2012 10:22:38 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

While I understand the anonymity requirement for rape victims stateside, it does have the effect of reducing the adverse reputational impact on women who successfully file false rape charges. Bearing false witness carries no personal cost apart from the time involved and the rigors of courtroom interrogation. In countries where accusers are identified, very few people file rape charges unless rape has truly occurred, because once the charges are filed and their identities disclosed, the notoriety of being rape victims stays with them the rest of their lives.


29 posted on 04/17/2012 10:24:17 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: scrabblehack
Better headline would have been: Chinese student in Iowa charged with rape; his parents charged with attempted? bribery.

More like obstruction of justice/witness tampering.

30 posted on 04/18/2012 3:42:26 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: brivette

what did his brother Poon have to say?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The same as his cousin, Tang.


31 posted on 04/18/2012 6:51:23 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: blam
Tang's Dogs were apprehended at the scene of " Me Ruv U Longtime."

Photobucket

32 posted on 04/18/2012 6:55:13 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: GeronL

That is really the thing.

To quote Alan Dershowitz....

“The problem is the high-wire dance is going to be very hard to orchestrate here. Because nobody can say: “I will give you a million dollars, $2 million, $3 million, and you have to not testify.” That’s obstruction of justice, that’s a crime. So the request essentially has to come from the victim. Did you ever hear of the concept of the Shabbos goy? The Shabbos goy is when an Orthodox Jew wants the light to be on, on a Saturday, and he sees a Gentile. He can’t ask the Gentile to turn on the light, because that would be a sin. But he can say to the Gentile, “Boy, it’s really dark here.” And then the Gentile has to come up with the idea, “Hmmm, it would be nice if I turned on the light.” [The defense lawyer], because he’s an Orthodox Jew, understands that he needs a Shabbos goy here. He needs somebody who will understand that he can’t ask for something that he wants. And what he wants is for this witness to go away.”


33 posted on 04/18/2012 7:10:44 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: PapaBear3625

If she is a Chinese national, she will have to make it go away. The US will not back her up and there will be consequences at home, to her and her family.


34 posted on 04/18/2012 7:17:33 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: blam

"What's happenin', hot stuff?"

35 posted on 04/18/2012 7:19:00 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: allmendream

My question was really just tongue-in-cheek. I wonder if the foreign family knows the rules though?


36 posted on 04/18/2012 11:55:46 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
The only rule they know is that in China the wealthy and powerful get what they want and everyone else gets to be slaves to the whims of the wealthy and powerful.

The first thing they (or anyone else) should do in such a situation is HIRE A LAWYER.

The Lawyer will no doubt (if it is in both the defendant and the victim's interest) make noises that it might be nice if nobody had to go to trial - and then the victim's lawyer could offer an out-of-court settlement.

Just going up to the victim and offering them money is obstruction of justice.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

Their intent was to obstruct justice - and they pursued that intent with criminal acts. A lawyer could have walked them through that particular minefield safely and they could have (no doubt not for the first time) paid to get their son out of trouble. Instead now they are ALL in trouble with the law.

Here in America I call that a “RIN RIN Situation!” ;)

37 posted on 04/18/2012 12:19:26 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Is University of Iowa where a Chinese graduate student killed a noted science professors and others? Seems it happened around 1990.


38 posted on 04/19/2012 12:15:58 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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