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James Genne Barlow
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge in Honolulu has transferred to the Washington D.C. federal court, the habeas corpus petition filed last year by a U.S citizen currently serving a 24-year prison term in American Samoa for a conviction in a case involving three male juveniles. James Genne...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “American Samoa is not a place where you rape and run. Our laws are… to protect our community and our young children, and when you violate the safety of the members of this community protected by these laws, you have to pay.” This was the message from Associate Justice...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man alleged to have performed oral sex on his 11-year-old niece is being held at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) with bail set at $30,000. In the interest of protecting the minor victim, Samoa News is withholding the name of all parties involved. The man...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man from Fiji, who was arrested earlier this year on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year old girl, has informed the court that he wants a jury trial. Manoa Niukavu, 46, is a Fijian national who was employed as an X-ray technician at the LBJ...