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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of assaulting his wife, who was sentenced by the High Court to 5 years probation, is now in custody after being arrested by police last week and accused of child abuse of his 3-year-old nephew. The man, Tino Tapuaiaalupe made his initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting another man by striking his head with a metal object twice was arrested and is being charged. Aokuso Luafa made his initial appearance in Court last week. He is charged with one count of 2nd degree assault, a class D felony, punishable by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who allegedly assaulted his 17-year-old nephew was arrested and charged. Tanielu Tuli made his initial appearance in Court last week. He is charged with one count of abuse of a child, a class D felony; along with one count of endangering the welfare of a child and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Tafuna accused of using a rock to assault another man during a drinking session has been arrested and charged with second degree assault, a felony, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and/or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both; and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News first reported of a man allegedly assaulted by another man in front of an Asian store for attempting to steal his groceries that were in the back of his vehicle last month. The man was arrested by police last month and further information of the assault has...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 52-year-old man accused of assaulting another man in Ottoville last month is scheduled to appear in Court next week for a Status Hearing. The government’s attorney informed the court two weeks ago that there is a possibility additional charges would be filed against...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who assaulted another man by punching him in the face and kicking him multiple times while he was on the ground was sentenced last month to 24 months (or 2 years) behind bars. Lauilo Tagaloa was initially charged with third degree assault; third degree...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man accused of assaulting his 55-year-old uncle with a machete over two years ago is now in custody after he was arrested last month. Apeluolefeagaiga Faaleomiti was arrested during a traffic stop for driving a vehicle with an expired license plate tag. It’...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young mother from Samoa convicted of assaulting another woman out of anger was ordered by the High Court to be a law-abiding citizen and attend and completed anger counseling to help with her anger problem. Ginna Ah Ching, who was released by the court on her own...
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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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