Vanna Hong Allegedly Raped 12 y.o. Girl From 1995-1996 and Then Facebooked Her in 2011

As any Facebook member knows, friend requests from long-lost acquaintances roll in all the time, but the one an Orange County woman in her 30s received in January 2011 really stood out.

It was from a man who is alleged to have regularly flown across the country to rape her beginning when she was 12 years old.

When Vanna Hong, 44, of Boston, Mass., stepped off a plane at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, he believed he was about to meet the woman to re-start their relationship, according to a statement from the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).

Instead, Hong found himself in the waiting arms of law enforcement officers. He was being held in lieu of $1 million bail pending a scheduled arraignment hearing today.

The OCDA alleges the creepy relationship began in January 1995, when Hong was 28. He met the then-12-year-old on a visit to Orange County from Rhode Island, and he would allegedly go on to make several trips back to sexually assault the girl that year.

Hong is further accused of:

  • Having unlawful sexual intercourse with the girl in a Garden Grove motel between January-February 1995;

  • Engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation and digital penetration with the girl at The Alamo Inn in Anaheim several times between March 1, 1995, and Feb. 29, 1996;

  • Forcibly raping the girl between March 1-Sept. 30, 1996.

Now a grown woman married to a law enforcement officer, the victim did not report the sexual assaults for months after Hong is accused of contacting her on Facebook at the beginning of last year. He is accused of wanting to visit and continue their sexual relationship, despite knowing the woman is married.

The woman contacted law enforcement on Aug. 17, 2011, about the sexual assaults she claims took place when she was a child. An investigation was launched that culminated in Hong's arrest at LAX last week.

The OCDA explains how he could face charges so many years after the reported crimes: "The People are able to file this case beyond the statute of limitations based on clear and convincing admissible evidence that corroborates the victim's allegations."

Hong is charged with three felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, one felony count of continuous sexual abuse, and one felony count of aggravated sexual assault of a child, with sentencing enhancement allegations for substantial sexual assault of a child.

Conviction could send Hong to state prison for 15 years to life.

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Al.jm
Al.jm

AN INNOCENT MAN HAS BEEN WRONGLY ACCUSED OF RAPE!!! This sounds like a case of a girl who got caught cheating on Facebook and her husband happens to be a cop.  The story doesn't make sense if she was so afraid and threaten by him raping her why did she continue seeing him over and over again between 1995 thru 1996 that's a whole year going back and fourth from Boston to California.  Unless the girl lied about her age saying she was 19 at that time knowing he was an adult so she can keep a relationship with him... If he was really a rapist he wouldn't kept on going back to see her for all those time.. The investigation should turn back on her and her family... where was her parents in all of this maybe she was molested by her father.... Her parents must have known of him to approve of her leaving the house to go with him... Well, this is what I think she said, she was 19 at that time fell in love with him wrote him love letters to convinced him to go back and fourth to see her.  No guy is going to be crazy enough to drive from Boston to California every month for a year to go see a girl just to rape her unless there was a relation between both of them...  She's a liar who just got caught screwing around on FB... I hope she's reading all of the comments she knows whats the truth, it will come back and haunt her one day for sending an innocent man to Jail...   AND FOR ALL THE OTHER COMMENTS DON'T JUDGE A PERSON FROM A STORY IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WHOLE TRUTH......

Melh
Melh

Sorry I have been raped twice in my life. one at 14 and one at 24. I know how i felt. I didnt report not because of fear but because no1 believe in me. Sorry to say this makes no sence. If she was so afraid he would come back then report it. Obviously there was something else going on. She too me sounds like a quack that got caught now she needs to make a story to bust an online relationship. 

Melh
Melh

I totally agree with you, I read the article and to be quite honest how could you take a deathly afraid lil gurl into a hotel. 2 at that. To me it sounds like she willing was sleeping with him and to be quite honest sounds like she got caught. I think they should be looking at the so called victim

JB
JB

All I want to know about the accused is, were his parents enthusiastic fans of Merv Griffin-created game shows?  

Elle
Elle

Threaten her, make her fear for her life or that her family would be harmed, etc..  Clearly you've never been raped or too afraid to leave a bad relationship.  It's hard enough for adults to get out (I know from experience), and can be even more difficult for a child made to feel like she's responsible of fit and better keep doing it or else she'll be ratted out and humiliated, hurt, etc..

Elle
Elle

Unfortunately most perps get their thrills out of exerting powering over their victims rather than the thrills coming from testosterone.

Elle
Elle

What an idiot for deciding to contact a rape victim and thinking she'd be happy to hear from him.  I hope he enjoys being the jail-bitch.

Bindirana56
Bindirana56

Where was the girls parents during the period of time he was molesting her? How does a parent allow their 12 year old go off to a motel with a man almost 30? This guy should have his balls ripped off and stuffed down his throat, then hung by the neck until dead! The parents should be beaten bloody and put in stocks in the center of town...for an indefinate period of time!!!

JAMIE LOVES REAGAN
JAMIE LOVES REAGAN

as long as the guy doesnt confess anything,  the case will not stick.  ATTN; MY FELLOW MEN   IF YOUR BEING ACCUSED OF RAPE AND THERES NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE AND ITS JUST HEAR SAY...DO NOT EVER CONFESS IN A POLICE INTERVIEW ROOM..  THEY MAY GRILL YOU FOR HOURS AND EVEN CALL YOU ''MAN'' AND ''BUDDY''  BUT STICK TO YOUR GUNS AND DONT REVEAL ANYTHING... A FEW HOURS BEING IN THE HOT SEAT IS WAY BETTER THAN BEING IN A JAIL CELL FOR A FEW YEARS.

Buttercup
Buttercup

 Excellent question, there is NO rehabilitation for these animals...so WHY aren't they on the dead man walking list?. Might be something to bring before Congress.

James Crowley
James Crowley

Guy probably had the trust of the family. Why are these people not being executed? Serious question. 

Nan Chen
Nan Chen

damn, even roman polanski didn't have this kind of balls.

Buttercup
Buttercup

When are we actually going to start punishing these monsters? I mean REALLY punishing them...you know, cut off his balls and serve them to him for lunch, bet he'll stop "facebooking" people real quick.

Bill T.
Bill T.

Never underestimate the arrogance of perps. Oh, and stupidity.

dyllydrop
dyllydrop

@Al.jm Aren't you judging the victim in your post? Obliviously this article struck a personal cord with you. Fact: California law states the age of consent for sex is 18!!!!! Not 12! Fact: most 12 year olds look like 12 year olds! Fact: it doesn't matter IF the CHILD wrote the ADULT "love letters" (if that even really happened) its up to the ADULT in the situation, Vanna Hong, to use better judgement and abide by the law. Fact: MOST adults know the legal age of consent is not 12! The reason for laws concerning sex is due to the fact that a CHILD cannot cognitively understand a sexual relationship. Yes the parents are to blame for neglecting their child, no one would dispute that. Doesn't anyone watch MSNBC? To catch a predator? This perverted stuff happens all the time! If he's been in jail this long and charges still stand then they must have some damn good evidence against him. And judging by the district attorney' statement " "The People are able to file this case BEYOND the statute of limitations based on CLEAR and CONVINCING admissible EVIDENCE  that corroborates the victim's allegations." And HE contacted HER! I don't understand how people can read an article and add in dramatic situations like: maybe her dad was molesting her? She got caught cheating on her cop husband? I'm sure they'll write more stuff concerning this case.. Should be interesting 

Elle
Elle

Kids can lie and say they're going to a friend's house.

Elle
Elle

How about, rather than not confessing, just don't rape people?  I wish you'd posted your full real name so we know who to avoid since it sounds like you're writing from experience.  Do you really feel manly for raping someone and getting away with it?

Buttercup
Buttercup

 and perversion and complete wastes of skin and....

Bill T.
Bill T.

Good point (you don't need me to tell you that), the list is pretty much without end, eh? This kind of thing is the direct result when little boys don't learn that "no" means "no".

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