BOSTON - September 22, 2009 - The Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons announced today the surrender of Tuan Dang's license to practice as a real estate broker on Aug. 13, after he was arrested Aug. 8 on charges of rape of a child.

Dang allegedly raped a girl this summer at properties he was able to get into through his real-estate business, according to reports. He was charged with rape of a child and enticement of a child under 18. After investigating those charges, the Board requested Dang enter into a surrender agreement.

"When it became aware of the allegations against Tuan Dang, The Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons took immediate action," said George Weber, the Director of the Division of Professional Licensure. "The surrender agreement reinforces the Board's efforts to protect consumers from potentially hazardous licensees."

Dang has surrendered his license to practice as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth, effective Aug. 13, 2009. The Board requested that Dang enter into this agreement based on charges leveled against him in Quincy District Court. Dang will no longer be able to work as a real estate broker in Massachusetts

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the check a license option to determine whether a professional they are considering doing business with is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Patrick Administration's Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for enforcing regulatory compliance and maintaining the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 330,000 licensees across 43 trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 Boards of Registration.