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Secret “affair” leads to assault


Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Aua who was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting his wife told police that a secret affair between his wife and a neighbor caused him to beat up the mother of his 3 young children.

The matter was reported to police by a neighbor who heard the woman’s screams for help. The victim managed to escape from her house and she ran to the neighbor's home just as a police unit arrived.

The victim told police that her husband choked her after he repeatedly hit her face with his fist, resulting in bruises to her face and body.

The defendant was released on his own recognizance with certain conditions that include staying away from his wife and his children, and finding somewhere to stay.

Samoa News is not printing the name of the defendant in this case to protect the privacy of the victim.

His next court appearance is June 24th.

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