New charges have been filed against Taiwanese exchange student Sun An Tso, the only son of celebrity couple Sun Peng and Di Ying, for possessing ammunition while being in the states on a non-immigration visa.
This charge comes three days after An Tso pleaded guilty to allegations of threat in courts, and had his case handed over to the US Federal court for follow-up.
While the 18-year-old could possibly have been deported back to Taiwan by the end of this month without completing his full jail term in Pennsylvania Prison, it is unsure how the latest developments of the case will affect such arrangements.
According to the prosecutor of the case, it is “every parent’s responsibility to show concern towards their child’s behaviour and actions.” If they find out that their child is carrying weapons and ammunition, it is important for them to “take action and ask them about it.”
He further suggests for parents to check their children’s bedrooms for suspicious items, and take note of their social media activity.
“It’s time for you to take responsibility, because anything that concerns the child concerns you too,” he
According to US federal laws, it is an act of felony for non-US citizens like An Tso to carry and possess firearms. If convicted of the charge, perpetrators can face a maximum of 10 years in jail, where they have to be supervised for a minimum of three years to qualify for an earlier release, and a fine of US$250,000 (approximately S$332,794).
On top of that, they will not be allowed to step foot into America again, after they have served their term.
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