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District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man, who is a taxi driver, is being held on $50,000 bail on allegations that he raped his 16-year-old niece. Samoa News is withholding the name of the man to protect the identity of the victim in this matter. The victim’s father is the defendant’s first...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Samoa who lives in Tafuna was arrested last Monday morning after allegedly raping and molesting an 11-year-old girl several times. According to court documents, the man is the victim's uncle (her mom's brother), and they live in the same house....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has denied a motion by Assistant Public Defender Ryan Anderson to reduce the bond amount for the defendant Manoa Niukavu to $30,000. Given the totality and the circumstance of the allegation against Niukavu, Sunia said that the $50,000...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year old man from Fiji employed by the LBJ Hospital as an X-Ray Tech was arrested by police last week on allegations that 7 months ago he sexually assaulted a 16-year old girl, who is also a Fiji national. The victim and her sister made the report to police two...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 25-year-old bus driver convicted of raping a young girl inside his shack has been jailed for 7 years. He apologized to the court for his action, and begged for a second chance to go back home and care for his mother, who is staying at home alone. The sentence for...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 55-year-old man who has being charged for allegedly raping and molesting a 10-year-old girl is ready to plead guilty to the charges against him. Ioakimo Felise, who is still in custody since the time of his arrest in April of this year, appeared before the High Court...
Apia, SAMOA — A court in Samoa has sentenced a 68-year-old family chief or matai Sa'o to 16 years in jail for rape. A panel of assessors found Pulemau Sione guilty of the offence which took place in October last year while he was visiting family in Samoa from New Zealand. In passing sentence the...

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