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Real estate broker charged in rape gives up license

By Abbie Ruzicka
Globe Correspondent / September 23, 2009

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A Quincy real estate broker accused of raping a 15-year-old girl this summer at properties he had access to has surrendered his real estate license, the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons said yesterday.

Tuan Dang, 34, of Quincy, was arrested Aug. 8 and arraigned Aug. 10 on charges of rape of a child with force and enticement of a child under 16. He surrendered his real estate license Aug. 13, at the board’s request, after officials learned of the charges brought against him in Quincy District Court, said George Weber , director of the state Division of Professional Licensure.

Dang’s lawyer, Beverly Cannone, could not be reached for comment last night. Dang first obtained his real estate license in 2004, according to state records.

“The surrender agreement reinforces the Board’s efforts to protect consumers from potentially hazardous licensees,’’ Weber said in a statement.

On one occasion, Dang allegedly raped the girl - a relative of a former girlfriend - on the concrete foundation of a building site, court documents indicate.

Dang, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment, posted $25,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 30 for a probable cause hearing, Norfolk County district attorney spokesman David Traub said.