Oakland, California – The 22-year-old Delaney Tang was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty for his role in online sex extortion scheme targeting underage girls, court records indicate.
He was sentenced on Wednesday for his involvement in the case where he targeted numerous underage girls for extended period of time with.
According to the court records, Tang used Instagram accounts to extort nude photos and videos from a 12-year-old girl, threatening to disclose her actions to classmates and trying to get her to film herself in sex acts with an underage male.
Tang was not alone in what he was doing. He did everything with the help of the 21-year-old Concord man who was identified as Vincenz Sison.
When the 12-yaer-old stopped responding to his requests and messages, he started posting her photos on other Instagram accounts and other websites.
But she was not the only Tang’s victim. The prosecutors presented evidence in court claiming that Tang used Instagram to connect with and extort seven other underage victims ranging from 11 to 14 years old.
Both Tang and his partner in crime Sison were arrested in November 2020 and they were charged with cyberstalking and sexual extortion of children. Tang was briefly released to a relative’s custody later that month.
The duo faced additional charges few months later, in February this year. According to the court records, both suspects were additionally charged with conspiracy to commit cyberstalking, while Tang was additional charged with solicitation of child pornography. He later pleaded guilty to both charges.
Tang is scheduled to surrender to authorities on January 19, 2022. He will spend the next five years behind bars. In addition to his prison time, Tang must also serve an eight-year supervision period after his release from prison.
The second suspect in the case also pleaded guilty to the charges. He will be sentenced on February 2, 2022.