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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man was arrested by police last month after he allegedly entered a family home at night without permission. Kalap Akeli made his initial appearance in court last month. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine (meth), a felony, along...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old stepfather from Samoa who is accused of sexually abusing his 13-year-old stepdaughter was arrested by police last month pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. During his arrest, cops found drugs in his pocket. (Samoa News has decided to withhold the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 27-year-old man accused of beating up his wife and trying to have sex with her in front of her friend, who tried to stop the assault, has entered into a plea agreement with the government.  The man has a pending domestic violence charge involving the same victim. To...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police pursuant to an arrest warrant on the allegation that he attempted to rape a 16-year-old girl at the her residence in Amaluia. The man, Tovi’o Ah Sam made his initial appearance in District Court last week. According to the government’s case,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested by police last week on the allegation that one of them attempted to rape a young girl who is said to be mentally challenged, while the other held her down in an effort to prevent her from leaving. The two men, Luteru Pedro and Tavita Tuigamala made...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old male made his initial appearance in court two weeks ago on the allegation that he attempted to rape a 17-year-old girl at the victim’s home in Pavaiai. He is charged with one count of sodomy; one count of attempted rape; one count of sexual abuse in the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a pending domestic violence case involving his wife was arrested by police this week after he allegedly beat up the same victim and tried to have sex with her in front of her friends who tried to stop the assault. To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 19-year-old male was arrested by police last week on the allegation that he attempted to rape a 17-year-old girl inside the victim’s home in Faleniu. The government claims that on May 15th around 2:38p.m, a woman from Faleniu contacted the Tafuna Police Substation (TPS...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man from Samoa accused of sexually abusing his 16-year-old niece was arrested 2 weeks ago after authorities were tipped off by the victim’s grandmother about the alleged incident. The defendant was arrested pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. (In...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who unlawfully entered a house at night and attempted to rape a 16-year-old girl back in Oct. 2017 was sentenced to 28 months in prison, as a condition of a 7-year probation term.  Asopa’epa’e Alapati, 24, was initially charged with second-degree burglary and...