Vietnamese Entertainer Minh Beo Guilty of Sex with Boys' Crimes

Minh Quang Hong, a.k.a. Minh Beo
Minh Quang Hong, a.k.a. Minh Beo
Orange County District Attorney's office

The Vietnamese entertainer who goes by "Minh Beo" is expected to be doing his entertaining in a state prison soon.

That's not because he's pulling a Johnny Cash at Folsom routine.

The 38-year-old Garden Grove resident born Minh Quang Hong was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting a minor boy and attempting to commit a lewd act on a fictitious minor.

He pleaded guilty to one felony count of oral copulation of a minor and one felony count of attempting to commit a lewd act upon a child under the age of 14 and is expected to be sentenced to 18 months in state prison at a hearing scheduled for Dec. 16 in Westminster, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.

It is also expected that Hong will be ordered to register as a sex offender for life, the OCDA says.

Hong traveled from Vietnam to Orange County earlier this year and, at a Huntington Beach radio station talent show on March 20, told dancers he was hosting auditions for a video project.

Three days later, he orally copulated a 16-year-old boy who'd come to audition.

The boy reported the crime to the Garden Grove Police Department, and the next day an undercover officer posing as a minor under the age of 14 communicated with Hong, who set up a meeting for sex with what turned out to be a cop.

Hong was then arrested.


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