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by Ausage Fausia Samoa News Reporter Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man has been accused of sexual abusing his 16-year-old niece. The government claims that the defendant is related to the victim’s mother. The alleged incident happened two months ago was reported to police when the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The bus driver who was sexually abusing a 16-year old girl for months is paying a price for his actions. The court has ordered Viliamu Laulu to serve a period of detention of 20 months as a condition of his 5-year probation, and upon serving his time at the Territory...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A  45-year-old man from Samoa was sentenced yesterday morning for sexually abusing his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter.  (To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa News is withholding the names of all parties involved. It should be noted that the court affidavit...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 25-year-old man from Samoa has been sentenced to 48 months imprisonment, as a condition of a 7-year probation term for having a sexual relationship with two minor children between December 2017 and February 2018. However, the detention period was suspended and the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man accused of sexually abusing a 16-year- old girl has pled guilty. Sione Makeati, who is out on a $10,000 surety bond, appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He is represented by Assistant Public Defender Rob McNeill while...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government alleges in its case against Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Peseta Dennis Fuimaono that it was the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Fiu Johnny Saelua who called Peseta sometime between Oct-Nov, 2016 and informed Peseta about the sexual abuse allegations made...
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Apia, SAMOA — A Methodist church minister in Samoa is facing eight charges, including rape and sexual connection, in relation to a girl under 16 years of age, who was living with his family. The accused's name suppression was lifted by the court today after the prosecution confirmed the victim is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 50-year-old man accused of sexually abusing his 15-year-old niece was arrested after authorities were tipped off by the victim’s aunty. (In the interest of protecting the minor victim, Samoa News is withholding the name of the defendant, who is her uncle. The court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man from Pago Pago accused of raping his 15-year-old niece was arrested last week and is now in custody. He made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Pro Temp Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde last week. The government claims that the alleged sexual...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 38-year-old taxi driver accused of sexually abusing his brother-in-law’s niece was arrested after the victim’s mother filed a complaint with police. Ofisa Tolai made his initial appearance in District Court last week. Bond is set at $10,000. He is charged with one...

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