UNC assistant professor accused of child sexual exploitation
Posted November 13, 2015
Chapel Hill, N.C. — A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research assistant professor was arrested Thursday and charged with 10 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, which is a felony. Prosecutors said Friday more charges are expected.
Kuo Hsiung Yang, 33, of 200 Westminster Drive, Apt. H95, in Chapel Hill, was being held under a $500,000 bond, according to the Orange County jail.
Police say Yang duplicated numerous videos showing girls, some of whom appear as young as 8 to 10 years old, being sexually assaulted by men. The FBI is also involved in the case but would not comment because it is an ongoing investigation.
UNC-Chapel Hill confirmed his employment Friday and said he has been with the university since August 2012.