Pro 8 Update: Convicted child molester will spend life in prison
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
A man who was convicted in California of molesting dozens of children pled guilty this morning. David Hwang was brought in from Orange County, California to the 406th district court. Today he pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated sexual assault. Whang lived in Laredo many years ago but fled to California in 2005. That’s where he was convicted of molesting several children. Authorities say he was caught recording himself having sex with minors. California law enforcement found hundreds of tapes where Hwang had recorded himself having sex with children. Some of those tapes were made while Whang lived in Laredo. The Webb County district attorney's office was able to link several victims to those tapes. He’ll now serve 60 years in prison after he's done serving a life sentence in California. Now in the state of California a prisoner sentenced to life can be paroled after serving fifty years, so it was important to the D.A. to make sure Whang never gets out of prison. Isidro "Chilo" Alaniz, district attorney: "The most satisfying thing for Webb county and my office is that Mr. Hwang will never see the light of day." According to the district attorney Chilo Alaniz, this is one of the strongest cases Webb County has seen.