OAKLAND

Newark man pleads guilty in child porn case

A 25-year-old Newark man was sentenced to 92 months in prison after authorities said he posed as a 15-year-old boy to seduce a Canadian teen and convince her to perform sexually explicit acts on a webcam.

Jesse Yang pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in January. Yang posed as a 15-year-old boy nicknamed "J," exchanged messages with a 14-year-old online and asked her to take off her clothes and perform sexual acts in front of a webcam, according to San Francisco Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Clark Settles and United States Attorney Melinda Haag.

Yang "told the victim how beautiful he thought she was and encouraged her to play sexual(ly) explicit games" in front of the webcam, authorities said. He also instructed the girl on how to set up her webcam after meeting her on a site that allows users to anonymously chat with other people.

The girl's father called the Royal Canadian Mountain Police on Nov. 16, 2011 after he found his daughter partially dressed in front of her computer, authorities said. Yang was arrested after authorities used his IP address to trace his physical location.

United States District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers also sentenced Yang to 10 years of supervised release.

-- David DeBolt, Staff

HAYWARD


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Three injured in shooting incidents

Three men were injured in two separate shootings in Hayward early Saturday morning, a police lieutenant said.

The first shooting occurred in the 27000 block of Verona Avenue and left two men wounded, according to Hayward police Lt. Eric Krimm.

Both men were taken to hospitals with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Another man inside an apartment in the 22000 block of South Garden Avenue was shot when someone fired into the home around 3:30 a.m., Krimm said.

No other injuries were reported.

That victim was also taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

Krimm said he did not have suspect information in connection with either shooting.

The two shootings do not appear to be related, he said.

Both incidents are under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Hayward police at (510) 293-7000.

-- wire reports