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Man jailed for sex with girlfriend’s sister

JAILED: Taseni Tarzan Savea. [Samoa Observer]

A man found guilty of raping his girlfriend’s younger sister has been jailed for four years and eight months.

The name of the victim and details that could lead to her identification have been suppressed by Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren.

Fatumanavaupolu Ofisa Tagaloa appeared on behalf of the Prosecution while Leiataualesa Komisi Koria was the defense counsel.

According to the police summary of facts, the incident occurred on 17 July 2016.

The accused Taseni Tarzan Savea told the court that on the day of the offending he had drank a large bottle of vodka with some friends.

He then went to his girlfriend’s house and assumed that the girl lying on the bed was his girlfriend.

He had sexual intercourse with her without realizing that it was his girlfriend’s younger sister.

According to the victim’s impact report, the victim was just 14 years old at the time.

“She said this is first time she had experienced something like that and that she had cried because of the pain she went through.

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