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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted by the court last year for 3rd degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, both involving domestic violence is now back in court after police arrested him two weeks ago on the allegation that he assaulted his wife again. To protect the identity...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  An overstayer who made his initial appearance in District Court last month was remanded to custody on a 'no bail' status. According to Immigration, the defendant's Immigration ID expired on March 19, 2021 The defense attorney informed the court that the defendant's...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of assault was sentenced by the High Court to 5 years probation and is now in custody after being arrested last month and accused of abusing his 4-year-old nephew. During the arrest, cops discovered a glass pipe containing white crystalline substance in...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has been urged by the international community to do more to counter domestic and gender-based violence. It was a recurring theme as the country fronted up for its Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations Human Rights council this week. Diplomats from dozens of countries...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An alleged fight between a couple from Tafuna over the wife’s suspicion that her husband was having an affair has landed the couple in jail. It’s alleged that after the man assaulted his wife during a domestic spat, the wife went to a nearby store and allegedly assaulted...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old taxi driver accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that he is sorry for his actions and he will never again do such things to his wife and children. The defendant was initially charged with public peace disturbance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was charged with disturbing the public peace (PPD) after he allegedly shouted threats and the Samoan War Cry (faaumuumu) at the Bowling Alley last month. Patrick Vailoa made his initial appearance in court last month where he is scheduled to appear again next month...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father was arrested by police last month and he’s now in custody for the alleged beating of his daughter. The father who is the defendant in this case made his initial appearance in District Court last month. He is charged with one count of abuse of a child (involving...
Cong. Uifaatali Amata
  Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is welcoming the announcement of $950,000 in federal funds for programs that seek to identify, assess, and respond to instances of domestic violence and sexual assault. This grant, administered by the US Department of Justice’s Office on Violence...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old man from Ottoville is now in custody on the allegation that he forcibly pulled his girlfriend inside a vehicle and assaulted her, on Oct. 23, 2020. It was during his arrest that police discovered illegal drugs in his possession. Taumafai Uale, the defendant...

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