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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife in Ottoville was arrested and appeared in court three weeks ago. The defendant, a 35-year-old man from Samoa, made his initial appearance in court three weeks ago. He is charged with 3rd degree assault and disturbing the private peace...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man who is on probation for a drug conviction was arrested by police last month on the allegation that he unlawfully entered a house and assaulted his ex-wife who was with her boyfriend. However, when police apprehended the defendant, drugs were allegedly...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old man who is on probation for assaulting his partner is now back in court on the allegation that he has again assaulted the same victim — his partner. Ethan Mauga, who was also named when he was sentenced by the High Court in January of this year made his...
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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 — On June 30th around 9p.m, the Central Police Station in Fagatogo received a phone call from a female saying that her uncle was walking around the house with a machete in his hand and their family needed police assistance. The caller further told police that her uncle had...
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PNG — Papua New Guinea athlete Debbie Kaore says she would have died if she had not escaped from her former partner. Lieutenant Murray Oa was charged with causing grievous bodily harm after footage of him assaulting Ms Kaore in front of her children was shared widely on social media, sparking...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On the night of May 23, 2020, two police officers observed Allen Fuluasou throwing a black plastic bag out of a vehicle in which he was riding, in front of an Asian store in Iliili. They picked up the black plastic bag that Fuluasou threw out and discovered that it was...
Over the recent months I have been asked, “Why is there an increase in Domestic Violence and Sexual assault cases.” My answer, “More victims are reporting. It has always existed, but their stories were never told.”  In 2019 the Alliance asked survivors questions about their journey, and nine (9)...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for assaulting his wife is now charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after police found in his possession. Setu Tesimale appeared in court last week for his initial appearance where he informed the court that he wanted to exercise his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged Panapa Afoa with one count each of trespassing and public peace disturbance, both misdemeanors, for his alleged involvement in an incident that occurred on the west side two weeks ago During last week’s court proceedings, a motion by the...

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