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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who attempted to assault his long time partner with a kitchen knife and later ran away from police in May of this year is now in custody charged in two separate cases. Mapusaga Faleti made his initial appearance in court last week. In the first case, Faleti is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted by the court last year for 3rd degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, during a domestic violence incident is now back in court after police arrested him two weeks ago on the same allegation — he assaulted his wife again. To protect the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a married man accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl was filed in District Court last month. Thirty six-year-old man, who has a pending drug case in High Court from 2019, made his initial appearance last month. He is charged with two counts of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Ottoville accused of attempting to assault his neighbor’s wife while she was holding her 2-year-old son was arrested last month. Mapu Tuni made his initial appearance in District Court where the court granted a motion from the defense attorney to release Tuni...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who allegedly threatened his niece by telling her to shut up before he cuts her with a knife was told by District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea to maintain the peace within his family and refrain from any threatening behavior towards his niece. Amosa Vaili, charged...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old man from Mesepa accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl multiple times has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Alfred Aliivaa appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was represented by Public Defender Michael...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A man facing charges for allegedly assaulting an 8-year-old boy has been released on his own recognizance. Ulisese Vaofusi is charged with public peace disturbance, third degree assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. Vaofusi made his initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 35-year-old man who is accused of sexually abuse of a 13-year-old girl told the court in a plea agreement he is guilty. Eti Muagututia, who is out on a $10,000 surety bond appeared in High Court last Friday for a Change of Plea hearing. He is represented by Public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 38-year-old man from Nu’uuli who was arrested by police last week and charged for assaulting his wife in front on his children was ordered by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia not to have any direct or indirect contact with his wife and children while this matter is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has continued sentencing for Taai Taufete’e to July 28, to allow attorneys and probation officers to do more research regarding the defendant’s previous cases. Taufete’e, who is still in custody since his arrest on June 2, 2018 appeared before District Court...