NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — A woman found dead face down in the sand in Newport Beach faced prostitution charges in three states and had given birth shortly before a stint in jail earlier this year, according to public records and interviews.
Tina Hoang, 20, had been arrested on suspicion of prostitution-related crimes in California, Nevada and Florida, court papers show.
The Bellflower resident, whose death was listed as “suspicious” by police, was arrested as recently as December on suspicion of prostitution and had at least a dozen open cases against her in Orange and Los Angeles counties, her attorney said.
“I just read the horrible news this afternoon,” Tustin lawyer David Nisson said shortly after police released two photographs of his client showing a distinctive tattoo of flowers and stars on the right side of her face.
“She was a very nice girl. I was just very shocked to…
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