Tire shop owner convicted

Lee Fong Vang faces maximum of 18 years in prison

Last Thursday (July 5), Oroville tire shop owner Lee Fong Vang (pictured) pleaded no contest to three felony counts of sexual assault perpetrated at his business, Table Mountain Tires and Smog Shop. Vang, 45, faces a maximum of 18 years in state prison, and will have to register as a sex offender.

Between 2016-17, Vang isolated three women in separate instances in his office, then grabbed and “sexually fondled” them, according to a press release from Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey. One attack ended when Vang’s wife entered his office; during another, Vang told a woman he would fix her vehicle in exchange for sexual favors.

Vang is out on $750,000 bail and will be sentenced in September.