Sexual assault victims come forward

Three more women accuse local smog-shop owner

Lee Fong Vang, the owner of a smog shop in Oroville, has been accused of sexually assaulting three additional women after an initial report of rape in late July (see “Out of the dark,” Newslines, Aug. 3).

The first woman told police she’d visited Table Mountain Tires and Smog for a smog inspection, and Vang (pictured) allegedly assaulted her repeatedly.

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said three more woman have come forward and charges have been filed in two of the cases (one was beyond the statute of limitations). On Aug. 18, a judge raised Vang’s bail from $195,000 to $750,000 and he was sent to the county jail.

He is due in court today (Aug. 24) to enter a plea and set a preliminary hearing date.