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Samoa Courthouse
Apia, SAMOA — A father in Samoa has been jailed for 25 years for the rape and indecent assault of his 14-year-old daughter. The 39-year-old was convicted on charges of rape, incest, indecent assault and unlawful sexual connection. The police said the defendant's other daughter reported the attack...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Turns out, a man accused of stabbing his uncle with a knife has an active arrest warrant for a sex case from two years ago. Viane Tagaiilima, who is in custody on a ‘no bail’ status, made his initial appearance in court last week. He is charged in two separate cases. In...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old man convicted of raping a young girl in his vehicle will serve 7 years in jail. Ioane Alataua Jr appeared in court last week for sentencing where he apologized and begged for a second chance to return home to care for his mother, who lives alone. Alataua Jr...
Tugia Tuliau,
Apia, SAMOA — A former Methodist church minister in Samoa has pleaded guilty to 10 charges, including rape and an indecent act to a dependent family member. Tugia Tuliau, 51, today appeared in the Supreme Court for the third time after he had consulted with his counsel. Tuliau was serving as...
Samoa’s Supreme Court building
Apia, SAMOA — A 61 year old man from Salani Falealii entered a late guilty plea in Samoa’s Supreme Court on Wednesday before Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren. Fuimaono Tanielu faced 9 charges relating to sexual violation of a girl under 16 years of age. One charge of rape and 8 charges of...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — A Methodist church minister in Samoa is facing eight charges, including rape and sexual connection, in relation to a girl under 16 years of age, who was living with his family. The accused's name suppression was lifted by the court today after the prosecution confirmed the victim is...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — A Methodist church minister in Samoa is in police custody after he confessed to church leaders that he had raped a 16-year-old girl. The church's general secretary, the Reverend Eteuati Tuioti, said an internal investigation ended with the minister confessing to the rape. The minister...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man from Pago Pago accused of raping his 15-year-old niece was arrested last week and is now in custody. He made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Pro Temp Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde last week. The government claims that the alleged sexual...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old man from Mesepa accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl multiple times has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Alfred Aliivaa appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was represented by Public Defender Michael...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old overstayer from Samoa who resides in Tafuna was arrested last week for allegedly having a sexual relationship with his 16-year-old niece. Samoa News is withholding the name of the defendant, to protect the identity of the victim in this case. The defendant...

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