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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 66-year-old man from Vatia accused of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl is asking the court to set his case for trial. To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa News is withholding the name of the defendant. The defendant, who has been in custody since his arrest,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of violating a court order when he went to his wife’s house and allegedly assaulted her while he was intoxicated was arrested two weeks ago. To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa News is withholding the names of all parties involved. The defendant, a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Deion White has been charged with robbery and assault after an alleged incident in a sewing shop in Nuuuli in January 2021. White is charged with one count of 1st degree robbery, a class A felony, punishable by imprisonment of not less than ten years and not to exceed 30...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 37-year-man accused of unlawfully entering a home and attempting to sexually assault a woman after he allegedly broke into the woman’s home was arrested by police last month after he was pulled over during a traffic stop in the Matu’u area. Farani Eveni is charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old male has been arrested and charged on the allegation that he assaulted his 26-year-old girlfriend and threatened to kill her and her family. Andrew Ualesi made his initial appearance in court last month. Ualesi is charged with false imprisonment and public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year old man from Tafuna was arrested by police last month on the allegation that he assaulted a Filipino man and stole his phone and speaker. When arrested by police, one hand-rolled marijuana was found inside his wallet. Seiula Taumaloto made his initial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Iliili accused of attempting to assault his uncle’s wife while she was holding her 18-month-old grandson was arrested last month. Ameperosa Viliamu, 32, made his initial appearance in District Court where Judge Elvis P. Patea granted a motion from the defense...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of pointing a knife at a woman’s throat in the presence of their two young children was arrested and he’s now in custody. While arresting the man, police found a baggie of methamphetamine and marijuana joints on him. (Samoa News has decided to print the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man convicted of assaulting another man by stabbing his neck with a knife and punching him in the face multiple times is going to jail. Tafito Matini, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a $15,000 surety bond, has been ordered...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of sexually abusing his 16-year-old sister-in-law was arrested by police last month after the victim’s stepfather filed a complaint with the police. When apprehended, officers discovered illegal drugs in the suspect’s possession. (Samoa News has chosen not...

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