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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 50-year-old stepfather who is serving a straight 15-year sentence at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for having a sexual relationship with his 15-year-old stepdaughter, is asking the High Court to vacate his sentence. Wayne Otto Smith appeared in court...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After almost 6 hours of deliberation Wednesday afternoon, a six-member jury delivered its verdict in the trial of a church pastor accused of sexually abusing his 13-year-old biological daughter. The 56-year-old pastor, who has also worked as an engineer at Fletcher...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  “In the name of God, nothing happened between me and my daughter. I did not sexually abuse her nor I did I do anything to harm her.” These were the words from the 56-year-old pastor who is accused of sexually abusing his 13-year-old biological daughter, when he took the...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The jury trial of a man facing multiple sexual abuse charges involving his 13-year-old biological daughter began yesterday in High Court. Samoa News is withholding the name of the man to protect the identity of the victim, who is a minor. According to information...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 50-year-old man who was convicted for having a sexual relationship with his 15-year-old stepdaughter has been jailed for 15 years at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The sentence for Wayne Otto Smith was handed down by Chief Justice Michael Kruse, along...