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SEX ABUSE

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A family quarrel which evolved into an alleged public peace disturbance in Mapusaga between an uncle and his niece’s husband last month has landed the two men in police custody. While both are being charged for PPD, separately, each also have serious additional charges...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the interest of protecting the victims, Samoa News is withholding the names of the defendants in each case. The court affidavits provide the names of the defendants, but not the victims. FIRST CASE A stepfather accused of sexually abusing his 18-year-old stepdaughter...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a married man accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl was filed in District Court last month. Thirty six-year-old man, who has a pending drug case in High Court from 2019, made his initial appearance last month. He is charged with two counts of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 66-year-old man from Vatia accused of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl is asking the court to set his case for trial. To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa News is withholding the name of the defendant. The defendant, who has been in custody since his arrest,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 37-year-man accused of unlawfully entering a home and attempting to sexually assault a woman after he allegedly broke into the woman’s home was arrested by police last month after he was pulled over during a traffic stop in the Matu’u area. Farani Eveni is charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of sexually abusing his 16-year-old sister-in-law was arrested by police last month after the victim’s stepfather filed a complaint with the police. When apprehended, officers discovered illegal drugs in the suspect’s possession. (Samoa News has chosen not...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested last month on the allegation that he burglarized a home in Fagaima before he assaulted an intoxicated man who was walking on the road late at night. When questioned by police, the defendant, Aroni Iosua said that he wanted to be a bad person and he was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 52-year-old man from Pavaivai was arrested by police last month, for the alleged sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl. The matter was reported to authorities by the victim’s father on Nov. 10th. Police who responded spoke to the victim and her parents at their home in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 66-year-old man from Vatia was arrested by police last week pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court on the allegation that he sexually abused a 6-year-old girl. Samoa News has chosen not to name the defendant to protect the privacy of the 6-year-old girl. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting his 16-year-old stepdaughter over a period of 4 months will serve 7 years at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). [In the interest of protecting the minor victim, Samoa News is withholding the name of all parties...

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